sadly i do know of a couple of people who can't run. ( injury, lack of training etc) who have places and havent notified the organisers.. shame, cos thats a waste.. and any idea why the race limit is down so much this year ???
yeh .. i am pleading with them to 'fess up' re their non running.. i know a few people who left it too late this year so hope they do the right thing and hand them in..
The last hill was more than tough it was offensive! I really thought my legs were going to go and about the only thing that kept me going was knowing that I was in the top 50 and that people in the top 50 don't stop near the end of races (or at least I assume they don't - it's not a position I'm accustomed to!).
I've now taken nearly 5 minutes off my PB in the last 2 half-marathons. I thought your body was meant to start to deteriorate after 35 (I'm 38).
The marching band at the start was excellent. Would have been funny to see them try doing the race with us.
Well done everyone - thats was a good course and the support and marshalling were excellent - plenty of water and jelly babies! So thanks to all the organisers. I also thought it was cool that as we ran through Blackmore there was a little basket on the village green with some Lucozade drinks in with a sigh saying "Help Yourself Courtesy of Something-or-other Cottage".
I was on the reserve list so count myself lucky that I got a place. My first half and pleased with the result. I had been aiming for 1:45, and came in at 1:45:35.
Only one blister, and a pair of aching legs!
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