My first ever plod and in fact my second ever cross country run (the first being the Stansted Slog) and it was a cold, wet baptism of fire!
There were sections of the course that reminded me of water stages on 'Kick Start', I half expected Dougie Lampkin to come past me on a 2-stroke on occasion, but I could have just been tripping out a bit at times!
Huge thanks goes out to the organisers and the marshals, even though I had problems picking up the cake at 14 and 18 due to somewhat cold hands, when I eventually managed it the sustinance kept me going. The cake was spectacular.
Big thanks also has to go to Alan Dunk of Denmead Photo's, who turns out at all these events, whatever the weather, takes pictures and provides them free for all to cherish, top fella.
I've entered this, I've never done a marathon before so should be fun. Be rude not to do it seeing as it's local. The beach and shingle sections bother me a bit, but I've been training on that part of the route so fingers crossed for the day.