|Photo David Brett|
This is a marathon that is becoming popular. SVN ran it last year and were putting it on again this year. Ballina were also putting one on today in Mayo. I choose the SVN event in Deal in Kent.
After last weeks super run in Seville in 24 degrees, this weekend would be a lot different as I still had Seville in the legs and the temperature would be a tad cooler.
The race started at 8:30am and was over 2hrs drive away from Basingstoke. It was a real early start and I made it there with 30 mins to spare. En-route the temperature gauge in the car was showing -1 degrees and it was still at freezing at the start line.
The course was a very simple one and there was only around 100 in the race. Some were on day one of a quad on four different courses over the weekend.
After leaving Deal village we passed by Walmer castle for about another 1K still on the coastal path. We then turned around and re-traced our steps back to the aid station. On the way back the wind was in our faces and got stronger as the day went on. We passed everyone twice per lap.
This was a nice low key race that was perfectly organised by SVN.