Martin, I didn't notice anyone on the ground in the Belfast half, but there were quite a few walking towards the end which is something you don't see much normally in races at that distance. I haven't done many of the big races across the water but, when I do, they just bring it home that we are spoilt here. We really don't have to go far at all, nor have to push though vast crowds, for great races in beautiful countryside.
I'll know closer to the time about Tollymore. There seems to be a lot of interest in it already.
Really enjoyed the Robin Hood half marathon this morning. I was running it with my niece and also my son - who isn't a runner but tackled it to raise money for Cancer Research UK. So I'm one proud dad today. It's a big race, with a marathon on too, and it was touch & go getting through the traffic jams to make it in time for the start, but well worth it in the end. I have never seen so many blue light ambulances though at a race; it seems there quite a few runners dropping.
I'm off to Nottingham for the Robin Hood half marathon. Good luck to Paul for Bangor, Alwyn at Berlin and all running at the Causeway. The weather is still perfect for running - unusual but very welcome.
Hi Leslie. I didn't get down to the Dambusters half marathon. I was in my running gear and ready to leave the house, but unfortunately we had a wee issue with childcare so had to stay at home. Instead I did the 26Extreme 25k today. I enjoyed it, but with so many events on, there weren't that many doing it. Anyway, it was a great weekend of competitions in Belfast and perfect weather for them all.
I see Rodney finished the GNR in 1.37, a very respectable time.