Mc Hilly ..my desperation to get it over with and get to Burger King for an Angus Whopper burger and large fries x 2 plus full fat coke enabled me to increase my shuffling to a bit of a quicker shuffle for the last 10 miles!
I really must apologise for my lack of joyful banter at the start whilst I was running with you yesterday TRex, I was fighting the mental demons which were telling me that I shouldn't have been doing this straight after Great Langdale marathon on Saturday. I'd posted on here that evening that I wasn't going to do it, had beers, late night and very few carbs.
However, got up at 4.30 am for a wee and felt good. Packed a quick kit and set off..oh, Hereford a little further than I thought it was! Got to designated car park ..which was just 2 miles away from start..now..my head was done in!! So, it was a case of let's get it over with. Thankfully, banter with Trex et al raised my spirits. I don't know how my little legs did it but I made it in one piece
Once ceremony for trophy was done, I realised I had no idea how to get back to car. A very kind marshal escorted me back, just as well really as I was beginning to feel a bit rubbish. But that is another story!
Tales from ' HOW NOT TO DO A MARATHON' by Brer Rabbit will be hitting WH Smith soon
Wow Panad, what an achievement...full next year? Thud!!!
Well, thanks to Trex and Panad, I ended up at Hereford marathon after all. Had a mile and a half walk to the start which did not bode well. Anyway, very informal but good event. Great to see TRex for a while and have a chat. Plodded onwards hoping against hope that A) legs were up to it post Langdale marathon B) I had eaten enough on previous day to top up. Well, shuffled in quite happily in 3:41 3rd lady-nice trophy. Only one next weekend at Robin Hood marathon!
Wabo, try putting it on Snowdon marathon Facebook, someone will have it.
Fenland Runner, how did you get on at Langdale? What a bitcharoonie but superb scenery and great weather. Just bobbed in a sub 4hr which I was pretty pleased with given the amount of ascent. It is rated as UKs toughest road marathon but I reckon Huddersfield has taken that title now. Now, I'm supposed to be doing Hereford marathon tomorrow but my legs may tell me otherwise in the morning. In the name of being sensible, I may can it rather than dnf.
Hope all is going well in the training for events, weather still in our favour