Yes Muttley it really did. I wish I could get a vidoe clip of my finish becasue I was on the outside with a clear run and passed loads of runners. Even people in the crowd were impressed because I could hear them acknowledging my finish. It was a great feeling.
Yes shame about the "medal" and I agree they should bling. But the t-shirt is very nice.
Great running by you too Muttley to be able to produce those times in your recent HM's.
Royal Parks HM yesterday. Beautiful day weather wise, 16000 runners and really great crowds. Baggage queues were horrendous and the first wave was off before I handed mine in. Hardly had any time for a stretch and we were off. I had to rein myself in as 1) I hadn’t stretched properly and secondly because my longest LSR was only 11M whereas for all my other HM’s I’d be doing up to 16M. So it was a new experience for me. My target before the race was sub 2.15 and I got 2.14.42 due a strong last 1.1M including a sprint over last 400M. All in all a good day out. The medal left a lot to be desired imo. It was a wooden leaf!
Well done Matt, excellent running especially as you only started running a short while ago. Lots of potential in you!
Sorry to learn of your niggles Andrew, hope you’re 100% soon. Personal issues………hmm… tell me about them!
For me in was 5M on Saturday including a parkrun. On Sunday I did 8M in really pleasant weather. I’m doing the Royal Parks HM next Sunday so won’t be doing too much midweek. I haven’t don’t enough training for the HM so will be looking to just get around and enjoy the scenery. That could be my last long distance race for a while as I’m thinking of sticking to 10K’s and below from now on. Haven’t got the time or determination for long stuff now.