Winter Cross Ultra (45m)

Race Date: Thursday, 28/12/2017
Race Distance: Other

Amid some filthy and dark days, this was a stunner. Very cold, bright sun all day. An early start in Meonstoke, north of Portsmouth. Snow and frozen ground on the South Downs Way and Meon Valley Trail. Quite ankle-twisty but probably better than if it had softened up and turned to squelch. Jaffa Cakes. Four legs going out and back to the N, E, W and S - the 50k option stopped after three of them, and the rest of us had to grind out a final 21k along a disused railway line. By that stage I was losing my enthusiasm. How to spend a birthday...