Helen’s 100 Miles!
The Centurion Autumn 100 is a 100 mile continuous trail race based in the twinned villages of Goring and Streatley on the river Thames. The course reflects the shape of a cross and takes runners on a series of four different 25 mile out and back spurs using sections of both the Ridgeway and Thames Path National Trails.
We have many awesome ladies in Regency Runners but not many are crazy enough to want to run 100 miles … Except Helen, who did just that last weekend! Here’s what she said about it after the event:
“I won’t sugarcoat it; I knew it was going to be tough … but I was no way prepared for quite how extraordinarily hard it would be. I’m swollen from head to toe, I have comedy knees, I have sore shoulders, arms, back, forehead, a weird rash on my feet and a weird swollen top lip.
Each leg had it’s own challenges, mud, wind like I have never known, cold, terrain, desperate tiredness, tears … but the views were stunning, the nights were peaceful, the sunrise was spectacular.
But, I did it and will forever have run 100 miles. My first attempt and I finished it. A little close to the cut off to be worried towards the end (and totally confused!) but I still got there. 242 starters and 168 people finished, the others either dropped out or got timed out (they were awesome too).
As with anything, the people that keep you going are the people you choose to surround yourself with. Thanks so so much for your support. My mission is accomplished.”
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Read Helen’s full account of the race in 3XSport: Running 100 Miles as a 1st Timer
For more information, go to Centurion Running