Graham - interesting to see the place where your race was. I was doing some family history research on my husband's side of the family, and got stuck on one of his mother's ancestors who was born in North Shields - and I'm still stuck!
Chris - meant to say, there is a marathon in Taranaki usually beginning of March called Mountain to Surf. Starts at the foot hills of Mt Taranaki and runs to Waitara beach. If you only want to do a half, and your husband wants to run/walk or walk too, you can do it as a team, One catches the bus to the start, and the other goes to the halfway point to wait for you to change over.
It is a little like Boston as it is point to point, as long as you hold back a bit in the first 5km, you turn right and take in a few undulations before heading towards the finish direction. It feels only slightly downhill - not as downhill as Boston.
busbar - hello again - that's a great half marathon time!
Graham - good luck with the race.
Mick - I can understand you wanting to be able to achieve the same times as when you were younger, but sometimes you have to go for season's bests just to just back in the scene again.
I ran 21 kms yesterday - won't tell you how long it took me - it doesn't matter does it - it's just time on the feet.
Just been for an 80 minute walk with my husband and Mae in Cornwall Park and had a date scone with jam and cream, with coffee - not a very pleasant day here. Would be very disappointing for the families going to the Easter show today.