Cambridge Boundary for me. Why oh why did I enter it again??? I have now run it 5 times and never enjoyed it and today was made worse by my having a cold (pull yourself together woman it's only a cold...), I was frozen for the first 20 miles, my forehead and nose felt like they were in a vice, I couldn't speak to anyone for fear of coughing and then there was the wind! OMG THE WIND!!! Very relieved to finish in 4.35 but feeling rather pathetic for struggling so much!
Stewart Overton, Darren Sunter and Lee Hayes got the 1st train out of Hitchin this morning to take park in the Big Half in London.
Wet and extremely windy beforehand we all fared well and ran times of:
Darren Sunter : 1:13:46
Stewart Overton : 1:17:30
Lee Hayes : 1:26:45
The course takes in a lot of the London marathon route backwards so has plenty of support on course to keep the effort levels honest and a fast finish followed by a well earned beer in the Greenwich arms afterwards.
In case they don’t get a chance to post in time Ally Blunt, Lisa Laundy & Keith (sorry don’t know surname) ran the London Vitality Half. A first HM for for Lisa & Keith who were raising money for MacMillan. The three of them crossed the line together in 2:23:59.
Lorna’s surname is Chambers who ran the RSPB 10k as per Linda’s post.
I ran the Hillingdon 20 miler today (was the Finchley 20 previously). Didn’t race it, just ran it as a long run (and why would you want to race a 20 miler?!), but finished in 2:44:17 so very happy considering both the gale force winds, hail, and the fact that I’ve only started “properly” running again recently. The course was changed this year and was a bit of a dog leg through housing estates- 4 loops. Unfortunately all the uphills were into the wind! But as Karen says (and what went through my head the whole time) is hills make us strong!
So enjoying collating all your fantastic results and stories from your racing... but am really lacking in photos!
Please do send some through to firstname.lastname@example.org
there are a couple of lovely photos on the facebook page!