ACP 100k Build-up & Training Summary – May 2017

ACP 100k Build-up & Training inc. Monthly Summary  up to 16th May 2017

Device: Garmin Forerunner 630

Part Monthly Totals:
Total Miles: 182.98 Miles Weight: 70.5 kg (155 lb) Avg Pace: 7:16 m/m Time: 22:09:25

So we hit the final week before the big event! It seems a long time ago that the training started back in November for the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k (ACP100k), especially compared to 2016 when the race was held on the Sunday March 27th 2016.

I have enjoyed the training more this year than ever before with a focused goal and coming into the training block in decent shape rather than fighting back from injury always helps the mindset. Highlights being March, my biggest ever mileage month and April with London, Marathons for the Mind and North Dorset Village Marathon at paced training efforts.

May Weekly breakdown

So back to May, my scheduled started with my last big training week with 94k in 3 days (13.1m / 32.1 m /13.1 m) which included the White Star Running OX 12 hour (planned 50k run) and OX Half (90+ miles week). Then into the last two week, first a cut back week (65-70 miles) and then final taper week (Monday – Saturday 50 miles) to include my normal carb depletion from Sunday – Thursday morning followed by carb loading Thursday – Saturday.

Week Mileage
Week 19 8th May to 14th May 68.87
Week 18 1st May to 7th May 95.95


Mon, 24/04/2017 OX Half Marathon 1st 01:35:24
Sat, 06/05/2017 OX 12 (50k Training Run) 04:03:00
Wed, 03/05/2017 Upton Summer Series (2nd) 00:19:28


Sat, 13/05/2017 Morning Run inc Poole parkrun (2nd) 16:49

ACP 100k

We are travelling up to Chesterfield on Friday for a stop off with my brother and family before heading onto Hull on Saturday. Saturday will mainly include a very easy 5 mile leg shakeout run and then doing as little as possible before the England team meeting at 17:00 before dinner and an early night with alarm set for 5am.

The Anglo Celtic Plate is being held in Hull as part of the The Meridian Ultra Road Race 50/100k with the event staging an open 50 and 100k road races, incorporating the British Athletics nations 100k road race championship, The Anglo Celtic Plate Home Countries 100k and England Ultra Distance Championship 50k.

Tracking for the event is available and you can track me here – ACP100k Tracking,  with the race starting at 7:30am on Sunday 21st and there should be splits every 5k.

Now I’ve just got to get on and run it……

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