Wow, I thought this was going to be SUCH a wash out, we were ever so lucky, weren't we?
The only teensy criticism was the fact that our race times were recorded well past the actual finish point. By this time I was ambling stiffly away so I was a bit miffed that it's recorded as just over 50 minutes- my target is to stay under 50. I know it's not terribly important really but it would've been nice to know my actual time!
Perhaps one day I might have a faster target...but I don't know just how all the speedy people manage to shave off those crucial extra minutes! Any tips gratefully received!
Thanks for replying to my message- another first for me as I've never posted a forum message before either! I will definitely think about joining a local club; I had had a look at the website of one quite close to me but it did look very focussed on the high achievers rather than beginners so perhaps I 'll try elsewhere....don't know if anyone knows friendly clubs near Aylesbury?
Will also enter the December race, all being well.
his was my second race so I was fairly intimidated by the scarily horrid weather conditions on the day but proud to have finished in what was a good time for me (a shade under 50 minutes; know that's probably quite ploddy compared to all you speedy ladies!) Although the marshalls and organisers were very friendly and encouraging, as a lone beginner I did feel a bit like everyone seemed to know everyone else except me!Perhaps people don't appreciate that for a beginner, even joining a running club is quite intimidating as we know that we'll probably be way slower than anyone else there!
Perhaps if you want to introduce new ladies to running, you have to be a little more proactively welcoming?
Anyway, I'm hooked now so I'll continue to enter races, proudly holding up at the rear!!