The UK Wife Carrying Race is back again - and if you haven't done it before, your running CV is not yet complete. It is a very tough race, probably with the highest heart-rate that you can achieve (running 380m at full tilt, carrying at least 50kg and hurdling hay bales and having buckets of water chucked at you). I've run it twice and have loved it both times (despite ending up in the hospital after the first time).
Global fame awaits you (it was seen on TV around the world in 2014). At the front of the race it is taken very, very seriously, and the UK winner in 2014 went on to gain silver in the World Championships in Finland. (At the back, it is great fun, and not so fast).
Hi Claire, if you get turned back, you can have the marathon t-shirt and the half medal. But with your impressive finish time of 2:48:01 in the last Midsummer Munro half, I think that you will be okay to get to the tower in 73 minutes.... and you should plan on that!
The route is the same as for the Leith Hill Half... And yes, you get a nice medal and t-shirt! Give it a go... What's the worst that could happen (nobody tell Susannah about last year's torrential weather. D'Oh!).