Finished the Bolton Hill Marathon on Sunday but now I'm off the hills and back on the roads to prepare for Manchester. It could be harder on the legs without the steep and rocky stretches that forced me to walk on Sunday but looking forward to it.
Brilliant rce in every way. Al praise to the marshalls and feeding station people who had to stand in that wind all day. At least the runners had a chance to warm up in places. The flapjacks and jelly babies were most appreciated and far tastier than some of the overpriced gels and energy bars. There was a lot of walking for me but my legs didn't feel too bad because there wasn't the unrelenting pounding of a road marathon. I might not do it again, simply because there are loads of other events to try but I will certainly recommend it to anyone else. The only black mark was for those who chose to drop litter aa round the course. Don't they realise that their actions could stop events like this being held again?
There was some light drizzle this side of Bolton this morning but it was milder and the wind should be helping to dry the ground a bit. The local forecast on BBC news is always for doom and gloom but it's rarely as bad as they say. Should be cool and cloudy but dry on Sunday.