Well I survived the half but it was a toughie. First 6 miles were fine, along tow path, bit narrow in places but pretty, lots of ducks and swans, canal boats. Then cut up and up and more up into a country park, through woods and fields.It got wet, muddy, wet and muddier. Managed to stay upright but more luck than judgement!
Dropped back down to towpath for final 3 miles. I struggled on last mile , just ran out of oomph!
Refuelled at Harvester and now home on sofa where I fully intend to stay