The main thing I'm able to do is take advantage of the fact that the race is essentially on home turf for me, so I know most of the course already. Everything I've read recommends getting to know your course before an ultra marathon, so you're mentally prepared for what is coming. If I lived the other end of the country I guess I'd have to do this by lots of reading up and checking route plans, but I don't and now both the daylight hours and the time I need to be out running are getting longer I've been using my long weekend runs to check the further flung parts of the course I'm not so familiar with.
|Looking forward now to running this bit - the trail along the side of Haweswater|
|This'll be a chance to take it easy on the day - A lovely gradual, long descent towards Ullswater from Askham Moor|
|A flat bit of road running up Boredale towards the steep climb out at the end|