This was my first ever half marathon and I really struggled. I knew I wasn't going to be running a quick time as i had hurt my back the sunday before and up to friday had been having chriopractic treatment on my spine but any chances I had of running it in the time I wanted were destroyed by the weather ( i know there is nothing then could do about this), the delayed start and the lack of water - i'm sorry they knew it was going to be very hot all week as the weather forecast had predicted it!!!! I'm sorry but i really shouldn't have had to get to the second water station before i could get a bottle of water, even then that was warm. Just glad I had taken a bottle with me otherwise i think it would have been me on a saline drip like those I saw along course.
I have just got back from my first run with my local running club. Can't believe I survived. I stuck with the slow group as they called themselves and well I think they have a different meaning of the word slow to me!! I am shattered but thoroughly glad that I went and I think I will definatly be there next week, well if I can walk tomorrow!!
Well i didn't get a place with the charity I wanted and yet they are still advertising places available on this website. I really wanted to run for children with leaukaemia, they were fantastic with martin last year and even he hasn't got a place with them, even though they said he would as he rang off his own place last year!! Its all a big con, I'm off to run Edingburgh I think!!!