4:05 Marathon , 4:53 50K and 5th out of 116
|At the start|
|And we are off|
|looking back towards the start|
|Coming back along the cycle path|
My first goal of the year is to beat the cut off at the national 50 k championships in Donadea in a months time. This gains me automatic qualification for 2017 and a world ranking. I thought this event was a great chance to see where I am. I started off very steady lapping at around 35 minutes. 7 laps was a marathon and 8 laps and 1 mile was a 50 k.
It was cold, very cold and my core never really warmed up all day and I struggled with cold cold hands all day. I came through 3.5 laps or half marathon in 2hrs exactly. This was slightly disappointing as I thought I was going better than this. I kept going and didn't slow down that much keeping well under 40 minutes a lap.
|Brenda is back|
Immediately I slowed, reset my watch, drank a bottle of water and shuffled forward as part of a cool down. To say I slowed is an understatement as I walked shuffled around lap 9. I was frozen by the time I finished and rang the bell as soon as I got there.
The medal was awesome and I got my 300 mile SVN badge.
Photos courtesy of Dee Rand and Gary Groutage and Phil Batchelor
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