24km, Bergen weight 35lb minimum weight not including water and food, around 4-4500 feet of ascent in total.
I ran home from work, utilising the extra time I now have as my college course has finished (though I still need to catch up on course work). This is a distance of 3.34 miles and last time I ran this route the bergen weighed 47lbs and I completed the run in 33 minutes WEARING TRAINERS, today I ran it carrying the bergen weighing a total of 56 pounds in boots but was 3 minutes slower, finishing in 36 minutes and 47 seconds. I'm pleased with this time being only 3 minutes slower but wearing boots and carrying an extra 9lbs, but also I feel a little disappointed, not because of my performance but due the the fact that I know I could have carried on and did a much longer distance.
Key to runs at the bottom of this section.
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I plan to do this race with my brother 'Strider' (Link to his blog above) on 20th July 2013, mainly to see if at 44 I still have the 'stones' to be able to do it.
Troserch oval once
Distance 4.13 miles
Total elevation gain of 449ft.
Troserch oval Twice
Distance 6.97 miles
Total elevation gain of 837ft
Burning calfs hill
Burning Calfs Hill climbs 194 feet within a distance of 0.39 miles giving an average slope of 9.2%.
Troserch figure of 8
Distance 5.95 miles total climb of 743ft very muddy and treacherous single track, some parts up to mid calf in mud and crossing through 3 rivers.