Bath Skyline Race 3

Bath Skyline Race 3

A different course this time, from Bath Racecourse down into Pipley Wood. Lots of mud. Really lots and lots of mud. Over the knee wading mud. And 790' of vertical gain.

All the mileage and hill training I have been doing really paid off and I got a lot further up the hills a lot faster than before and recovered a lot quicker.

An hopes of a good time were dashed halfway when a lady fell over in the really deep mud and split her knee open, and a couple of other runners and I stayed with her for 20 minutes until a Marshal arrived and then, as she was getting hypothermic, carried her out to where an ambulance could get to her. Was seriously cold by the time I restarted but still managed to pick up a few places through the woods.

Quite chuffed to have completed the medal set.

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  • Fab medal Rignold. So well done to get the set. That lady's injuries sound painful but I'm sure she really appreciated all her Knights in shining armour. What a bummer about the delay but you couldn't really do anything else, could you?

    Loving the muddied look!

  • Well done you and we'll done for helping the lady. I think that's hard to do when you've trained so long for something but obviously a must as you'd want to be helped if it was you.

    well done, love the medals x

  • Helping another runner is more important than a good finishing time. You did the right thing.

    Congrats on finishing this muddy run and completing the set of 3 medals.

  • Wow Rignold what a tale! Well done for saving the damsel in distress too. And don't forget to wash your T shirt in Square Deal Ben! (featured in an old Benny Hill sketch....)

  • Well done - and an extra gold star from us for helping your fellow runner out. Fabulous set of medals.

  • Brilliant well done Rignold

  • Oh dear that tee shirt will be a beggar to clean!

    Love those medals! A trio of them. I could stroke them. Come to me my pretties! LOL

    Glad you had a great time Rig, apart from the poor lady having the accident o'course. Gosh, I do hope she's all right. I bet that was horrible for her. All that muck in the wound. Yak! Shudder

    Your hard training regime would have paid dividends today what with the mud and extreme climbs. How do you feel now? Are you feeling achey or what. Mind you it could be too early to tell. Tomorrow morning to come yet

    Well done Rig, you should be well chuffed. Now get the Persil out!

  • I feel okay actually. My back aches a bit - the lady was not insubstantial, and I already had a bit of backache from Kettlebell circuits yesterday. It did strike me though as we were wading along carrying her, that this time last year I would physically not have been able to lift her, let alone carry her a distance through deep mud. It felt really good to have some practical good come of all this exercise malarkey.

    The t-shirt is fairly clean compared to the rest of my kit. From the waist down I was literally caked in the stuff. Can't post additional pics here without starting a new thread but I looked like i had waded across the battlefield of the Somme.

    We managed to clean most of the filth out of her wound with wtaer bottle we hijacked from passing runners and then made a makeshift dressing out of my Buff and another lady's t-shirt (she had anotehr on underneath), but it was difficult as we were all so muddy. When I retrieved my Buff from the First Aid centre at the end it was pretty grim. I may have to wash it before tomorrow's run.

    The good news was she was not seriously hurt in the end and I got a message later to say she had been discharged from hospital so all's well that ends well.

  • I feel okay actually. My back aches a bit - the lady was not insubstantial, and I already had a bit of backache from Kettlebell circuits yesterday. It did strike me though as we were wading along carrying her, that this time last year I would physically not have been able to lift her, let alone carry her a distance through deep mud. It felt really good to have some practical good come of all this exercise malarkey.

    The t-shirt is fairly clean compared to the rest of my kit. From the waist down I was literally caked in the stuff. Can't post additional pics here without starting a new thread but I looked like i had waded across the battlefield of the Somme.

    We managed to clean most of the filth out of her wound with wtaer bottle we hijacked from passing runners and then made a makeshift dressing out of my Buff and another lady's t-shirt (she had anotehr on underneath), but it was difficult as we were all so muddy. When I retrieved my Buff from the First Aid centre at the end it was pretty grim. I may have to wash it before tomorrow's run.

    The good news was she was not seriously hurt in the end and I got a message later to say she had been discharged from hospital so all's well that ends well.

  • I feel okay actually. My back aches a bit - the lady was not insubstantial, and I already had a bit of backache from Kettlebell circuits yesterday. It did strike me though as we were wading along carrying her, that this time last year I would physically not have been able to lift her, let alone carry her a distance through deep mud. It felt really good to have some practical good come of all this exercise malarkey.

    The t-shirt is fairly clean compared to the rest of my kit. From the waist down I was literally caked in the stuff. Can't post additional pics here without starting a new thread but I looked like i had waded across the battlefield of the Somme.

    We managed to clean most of the filth out of her wound with wtaer bottle we hijacked from passing runners and then made a makeshift dressing out of my Buff and another lady's t-shirt (she had anotehr on underneath), but it was difficult as we were all so muddy. When I retrieved my Buff from the First Aid centre at the end it was pretty grim. I may have to wash it before tomorrow's run.

    The good news was she was not seriously hurt in the end and I got a message later to say she had been discharged from hospital so all's well that ends well.

  • Blimey that looks dirty... Well done you, lots of fun eh!!!

  • Aw Rig, what a star you are ! Well done to you , that sounds very tough today. Lovely set of medals , Congratulations to you ( Im a bit disappointed theres no nice tablecloth though) :-D xxx

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