Firstly thank you very much for organising the Pilgrims at the weekend. My first ultra and what a great experience. All the comments I had read about your previous events were true, very well organised and extremely friendly. I also understand I won a trophy for V50 on the second day so my apologies for not being there at the prize giving but I hadn't even considered the possibility that I might have won anything, that was another first for me!
May I firstly say what a fantastic weekend my wife Caroline, friend Sarah and I had. We all did far better than any of us thought possible. However due to the great company, organisation and hospitality we came away from the event more than happy, thank you.
I was concerned when I realised I was starting in the elite group as I really felt that there was no way my standard of running would warrant such a starting position, not having done a back to back event before I wondered whether I would actually complete it. However my only failing was probably not to have a bit more faith in my ability, as despite getting lost on day1 I managed to finish the day in 15th place overall. Day2 seemed to be a much better day for me by not getting lost and managing to start a bit steadier and maintain a more even pace.
I thank you for forwarding the results so quickly as I can only imagine how difficult it must be to compile them with it being a 2 day event.
I just wanted to drop you a quick line and say how much fun I had on Saturday. Sadly I did not run on the Sunday but Iím only a few weeks back from injury and felt it may have been a little too much. The event was brilliantly organized and all the staff were happy, friendly and helpful and great credit to you all. I have already signed up for the Pony Express so looking forward to that.
Thanks again for a great time.