In short: My First Ever HM And I was realistic with my race time In full: This was my first ever half marathon and as much a personal challenge as anything. I am so glad I chose this race for my first ever event. And I am also glad I selected I realistic time to run it in, back in block K (pink zone) or some 1km behind Haile Gebrselassie or 35 minutes after the race start.
Completed in 2.37 which was the time I had hoped for. I didnt know when I applied what standard I would get up to in training, and sadly with an injury 6 weeks before the run its a time I am proud of.
To new runners, be honest with the time, enjoy the experience and do the training. An amazing atmosphere and the people of the north east are an amazing bunch of supporters to keep you going. Date of review: September 26, 2010