This is the one when one of the runners decides to run a local 5 whilst in the race! Yes it really did happen!
The front and back of the field are still pretty spread out with John Stocker, Bob Wild and Jon Rowles all storming off in front and Ellen and Peter a little way behind but still ahead of last years pace by half a day plus.
It's incredible how much faster they are this year, as the trail markings improve and the race route gps track gets redined every year the speed improves. Runners also learn from the blogs and posts from previous runners and attempts.
As knowledge improves they get faster and strategies improve.
All the runners are doing great and they are in a routine now of come in and either go to sleep and eat when awake or eat now and sleep and wake and eat and sort feet before leaving.
Most of them still have a sense of humour and are still having fun and cracking jokes. Some feet are showing signs of determination now and it's really about how we can manage them to ensure they don't fall apart too much and ruin the race for the runner. Really bad feet or another injury could end a race quickly.
All are through Bristol at varying times today with the leaders very early and the later runners into the evening and Peter 1st thing the following morning.
So as Peter was walking through Bristol early in the morning he sees lots of runners walking around heading off to the town centre.
Apparently there is a lica City Sunrise 5k on this morning and it has just started.
So Peter decides to rock up the the Sunrise city 5k in Bristol and pay his £20 for entry on the day and jog out a 28:47 5k race before cracking back on with his Monarchs Way. Epic stuff.
He even has the medal and t shirt to prove it....