Whether its lots of little ones around my hometown - like the 10m I did last night running up or down every nearly every road-hill...
Or the bigger ones in the Wolds, further flung Yorkshire countryside and even the Lakes....
If I think hill, run hill, I will get through this years super hilly event schedule. The rough plan to get me to and through the UTMB is....
- Until March - 40-80m weeks incorporatinmg at least one hilly weekend run, ideally two, and plenty of hills during weeknight runs.
- Hardmoors 55 - Visiting the hilliest and highest part of the North York Moors. Mostly good paths and tracks.
- Coast-to-Coast - over 5 days - some of the best countryside in England awaits me, therefore...hills, big and small.
- Yorkshire Three Peaks race - only 20'odd miles, but three big climbs.
- The Fellsman - Rougher ground, lots of big hills and navigation, sublime.
- Lakeland 100 (Ultra Tour Lake District) - Back for more, mixed quality of underfoot, many walk-all-the-way climbs and lots of distance.
- Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc - Similar distance to Lakeland but with bigger climbs and some hour long descents! I'm hoping all of the above can give me enough strength and resilience to survive these quad-killers!! Only consolation is the paths may be generally more runnable than UTLD and certainly Fellsman.