Taming ‘The Beast’

Posted: February 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

A great blog about running and hard work from Ben Mounsey, himself a top quality fell runner

The secret fell running diary of Ben Mounsey aged 36 and a bit

The Wadsworth Trog – 19 miles and 3650ft of climbing over rugged moorland and fells.

What makes this route so challenging is the terrain. The boggy ground saps your legs of energy and it’s a constant battle with the tussocks and the mud. The weather is usually inclement on race day and you have to be able to navigate as very little of the route is flagged. Not surprising then that many people refer to it as ‘The Beast’. Only tough, seasoned fell runners need apply. This is not a race for the pretty boy athlete.

3 years ago I made the mistake of tackling this animal unprepared, I clearly wasn’t ready for what I was about to face. I hadn’t reccied the route or done the necessary training that was required to perform over such a distance. So my game plan was simple (obviously like me at the time!) – to follow my good…

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