Millbrook Monster Recce Run

In a few weeks time I’ve got my first off-road race to run, I’ll be doing the  Millbrook Monster 10k, organised by Hyde Village Striders.  After hearing a few ‘tales’ about this race from people at running club, I didn’t want to turn up on the day, without familiarising myself with some of the route first.

The weather was nice last weekend so it seemed like the perfect opportunity for a race recce. I didn’t realise how warm and humid it was though, if I’d known I probably would have put it off until later in the day. Starting from home my route ended up being about 8 miles in total with some extremely tough hills. It would have been longer but I walked the last mile and bit home to stretch out.

It was a hot, hilly and extremely tough run. Only my third since the marathon so I’m not surprised I struggled but it’s hard not to feel frustrated for running an average of 13min/mile pace. But at least I kept on going up those stupid hills. The views made it all worthwhile.

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