I had been warned about the amount of muddy trails on this event, but it started off nicely with a couple of miles along the Calder and Hebble Canal towpath. Our gloves came off quickly in the relatively warm 8 C temps, even with a stiff wind gusting in our face.
The checkpoints were loaded with good munchies, with one entirely devoted to Indian food. Not sure if I've ever eaten samosa and pakora during a run before, but it went down well as most things do when I'm running easily. Although we both did feel a little sluggish from the holiday overeating which seems hard to resist each year. Definitely time to get back into the good habits again.
|Rain and pain near the finish....|