Yes his name was Simon. Thanks you two! Yes we were doing just under 9 minute miles for the first half - it was great fun. But yeah, the second half - not so much! And yes, you will definitely see me next year! I knew there was a reason I moved to this area...!
Love love love this race. My legs were still tired from Berlin and I knew it from the start.... That said I was feeling fit otherwise and had a great first half, running it almost a minute and a half quicker than Berlin - but My legs were shot to pieces by the second half! I just ran to enjoy it as I felt fit as a fiddle but my legs were just tired. I finished in 4.19.04 but I'm happy enough with that. Seeing as I got my PB in Berlin, there was no pressure on this one.
The support is amazing and the organisation brilliant. Yeah bottles are easier than cups but I'd rather run this race with cups than have the price become extortionate or for it to not happen. Abingdon is in a semi rural area so unless the route were all on main roads, there will always be a few twists and turns and muddy bits or narrow bits. That's part of the charm! Thanks to all the organisers.
I ran the first half with a lovely bloke who'd put up the finish line scaffolding the day before. He seemed to know everyone on the course and chatted away to me making the first half go very quickly. I lost him about mile 15. Old Shadowfax - if you know him I hope he was pleased enough with his time and say hi to him from me!
((())) massive hugs Caro. Thinking of you. Hope fitting goes/went ok.
Lol to TTid's sleeping with boss and xmas bonuses. ???? how is the allergy CM? Hope it's improving. Bet you are tiny Hoggle - can't believe you are 32 wks already. Where does time
Go? And yes, Lotte and I are running abingdon this Sunday. Can't wait!
Yup this wkend! Hopefully meeting Lotte for the first time - can't wait! I've gotta say I'm slightly in awe of lining up in the same race as "legendary Lotte" as you are known in our house...! But yeah PG - you're right - I just wanna enjoy it. Berlin and abingdon are my fav marathons so to do them both this year is fab.
Must go to bed now. I always stay up too late when hubby is away.