65 miles, 27,000 feet, 23 hours 57 mins
This is the culprit that enticed in to fell running and long distance challenges in particular. Moving to the Lakes the year before meant that I had become of the challenge and being a fit walker and mountaineer, decided that I stood a chance. 6 weeks of 'training' - mainly very slow runs in the mist - and I was 'ready'. To this day I'm not sure how I got round. I did everything wrong - started off too fast, didn't eat or drink enough, my support ran off in to the distance when I needed them and the weather took a turn for the worse. However I did make it - just.