Brecon To Cardiff Ultra
Jessica Raynor took part in the Brecon To Cardiff Ultra on Sunday the 10th of February. This 70k race started at 08:00 from the town of Brecon in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Following the River Taff down steam, the route journeys along The River Taff and makes use of the abandoned branch of The Taff Vale Railway and The Glamorganshire Canal. It utilises footpaths, forestry trails and cycle routes. Passing mountains, waterfalls, reservoirs and many reminders of the Welsh industrial heritage.
It was really well organised and marked out for a long distance 70k race, with better than forecasted weather for the competitors. Jess managed to find a steady 8.48 min/mile pace and ran with a chap from the 30k point until around the 60k mark, helping them both stay sane. She enjoyed the amazing views and felt it was a good course. Jessica was also happy with her place and time, claiming 2nd lady in a time of 6h.24m36s and a fantastic16th place overall out of 377.