29.5 Miles in 6:19:16
|Brenda and Paul|
|Fiona and Paul|
This was also a week after Belfast To Dublin so it was always going to be a recovery run. Did I mention I ran 107 miles last week.
The event was at the "challenge course" known locally as the "Bridge course" at Walton upon Thames. I have done this many times. Today Brenda and Paul (over from Dublin) were there and I picked them up on the way. We arrived well in time and parked beside the new track and registered.
|Busy at times with 140 there|
After a race brief and a "quiet" walk in respect to a runner Liam who had sadly passed away during the week despite toeing the line at his course some 4 weeks earlier. At 9:30 on the button we were off.
For me it was a pretty uneventful race as I clocked off the 3.28 mile loops. I was surprised how easily I was moving and managed a 2:20 for the first half marathon which was pretty OK. I spent a bit of time with Katie Thomas who had an early start down from Birmingham and was off to Manchester for Manchester marathon the next day which she duly completed.
Also nice to see was Fiona and Paul who are in training for some ridiculous 145 mile race in May. Both ran great.
I slowed a fair bit in the second half as it got quite muggy and my legs were pretty tired. This was the first run out in short sleeves all year.
A lovely bit of bling and I love the fact that this race is only 40 mins away from Basingstoke.
Photos: Greg War
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