Bob Wightman

Diary 2003

This is my running diary for the year 2003. Personal bests are noted with a dark red background.

There are links to any race results in the notes column.



DateDistCourseTimeNotes
9 February10.5 over Barden Moor2hr 3minsWindy, cold and wet
15 February20Wadsworth Trog 4hrs 5minsSurprisingly warm for the time of year. Last 5 miles very hard as I had caught the sun.
8 March6.5 over Barden Moor1hr 2minsStiff Westerly blowing.
15 March16.5 over Ingleborough and Whernside from Ingleton2hr 56minsStarted to feel tired going up Whernside.
30 March10.5 over Barden Moor1hr 46minsNice and warm
2 April7 on roads round home55mins 20secsLeg felt stiff
4 April6 on the bridleway over Barden Moor47minsLovely and warm: warm enough for shorts!
13 April11 from Dunmail Raise to Pike o Stickle and back2hrs 55minsWarm but windy. Very dry underfoot.
19 April14Threlkeld to Grasmere over the Helvellyn range. 3hrs 2minsFelt very comfortable even though I was carrying a good amount of kit due to the weather. Cool and very windy. Very dry underfoot.
26 April9 run around the hills near home. 1hr 21minsMuch quicker than last time I did this run a couple of winters ago. Still very dry underfoot despite the rain in recent days.
27 April23The Three Peaks race.4hrs 53mins 46 secsSplit times: Pen y Ghent 42:08
Ribblehead 1:47:17
Whernside 2:33:49
Hill Inn 3:07:57
Ingleborough 3:57:28
Finish 4:53:46.
13/14 June27Pacing on the Bob Graham. 12hrsPaced the first two sections to Dunmail then decided to carry on to see how I felt. Only got as far as High Raise.
24 June9 run around the hills near home. 1hr 19mins 25 secsEverything was very dry underfoot due there having been no rain for a couple of weeks. Felt good and got my fastest time on this run so far.
2 July5 run around the roads near home. 39mins 35 secsNot feeling too bad.
4 July9 run around the hills near home. 1hr 19mins 5 secsStill very dry underfoot despite the rain in recent days.
6 July6Skipton 10K. 42mins 00secsResults This was a personal best.
9 July5 run around the hills near home. 43minsVery hot and humid, didn't feel like running.
11 July5 run around the roads near home. 38mins 08 secsSurprised at taking over a minute off the previous time as I felt I was just jogging around.
13 July5 run around the roads near home. 38mins 24 secsVery hot. Did this time despite walking some sections!
21 July5 run around the roads near home. 37mins 11 secsAnother hot evening.
21 July5 run around the roads near home. 37mins 45 secsSweaty then it began to rain.
29 August5 run around the roads near home. 37mins 48 secsPleasantly warm.
30 August10.5 over Barden Moor1hr 44minsNice and warm, everything very dry and hard underfoot.
3 September5 run around the roads near home. 37mins 28 secsRunning better than I though I would be.
5 September5 run around the roads near home. 37mins 00 secsGetting better.
12 September7 on roads round home52mins 25secsLegs felt stiff
14 September20Yorkshireman Fell Marathon. 5hrs 7mins 10 secsA very hot day results. Was going well in the first third, then the soles of my feet began to hurt. The final third was more of a hobble!
21 September7 on roads round home55mins 0secsLegs felt stiff
23 September3 run around the roads near home. 24mins 25 secsJust a slow jog.
25 September5 run around the roads near home. 36mins 47 secsDidn't think I was doing too well!
26 September7 on roads round home54mins 25secsA jentle jog, taking my time and got around quicker!
25 September5 run around the roads near home. 37mins 15 secsFelt a bit sluggish. Still a reasonable time though.
2 October5 run around the roads near home. 36mins 54 secsActually ran the last third nearly 45 seconds faster than usual! Normally I slow down towards the end of a run.
7 October5 run around the roads near home. 37mins 10 secsDue to the cold weather this was my first run for a long time in tracksters rather than shorts.
10 October5 run around the roads near home. 36mins 05 secsQuite a good run. Pleasant and cool but a bit windy.
12 October9The Bronte Way 1 hr 10mins 47 secsFor once I ran a race properly, just took it steady for the first long uphill section (but was still passing people) then opened it up and kept on passing people, even doing the odd sprint to do so!
18 October0 Mary Towneley Loop9 hrs 30 minsNot a run but a bike ride. Here more because of the time out being active.
26 October10.5 over Barden Moor1hr 41minsCool with a northerly wind. Quite muddy underfoot as it rained yesterday.
29 October5 run around the roads near home. 38mins 45 secsWent the opposite way round to normal, legs felt very tired.
2 November10.5 over Barden Moor1hr 42minsGetting cold, also very muddy due to a lot of rain recently.
12 November5 run around the roads near home. 39mins 01 secsManaged to run the whole route. First night-time run for a while.
15 November12 fell walk around the the head of Langdale 3 1/2 hrsSussing out the best way for the BGR.
18 November5 run around the roads near home. 39mins 34 secsA very windy night.
20 November5 run around the roads near home. 39mins 17 secsStill warm for this time of year.
23 November9.5 run over the Howgills. 1hr 39minsGood running weather.
25 November5 run around the roads near home. 38mins 06 secsFine drizzle and a bit of a wind.
9 December3 run around the roads near home. First run for a while due to having had a cold.
10 December5 run around the roads near home. 39mins 20 secsAlmost a gentle jog.
14 December7 run around the roads near home. 56mins 06 secsVery windy, still recovering from my cold.
18 December5 run around the roads near home. 39mins 08 secsQuite cold and a bit damp.
22 December7 run around the roads near home. 54mins 33 secsPretty cold with a thin wind, also quite icy.
27 December7 run around the roads near home. 56mins 23 secsSnowing and sleeting on the top road.
31 December6Auld Lang Syne race. 50mins 06 secsCame 164th! A very icy course.

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