28 Sep '17, 4pm

My kids don't come to races anymore, after exactly this when they were little … 'Why Does UTMB Take So Long, Daddy?'

As a woman (and mother) and having a lot of the same thoughts you have had – it’s interesting to see the comments from other dads about this and the similar angle from all of them. I have a son, and he’s been at almost all of my races, some of them in really really crappy weather. I will look at him all bundled up and briefly question why the hell I’ve chosen to be out in the same weather, running, for hours on end. I want him to witness and grasp what I’m doing, physically, mentally and emotionally, but I don’t know whether he can really get it at the age of seven. He’s in the 100 mile club at school and last year he ran 117 miles, and honestly I don’t know who cared more, me or him. He’s doing it again this year and I run every week with him, and try and instill in him that it should be fun and he should be proud of his accomplishment. If there is ever a day where he’s n...

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