Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:34
Shades, yes there is a bit of a hill on it, which we had to do twice. But the race starts and ends at the same point, so what goes up must come down It's a slightly different route from when I did it in 2014. It used to start and end on the River Exe, but now it starts and ends at a square in Exmouth, and it's one long loop and then one slightly shorter loop.
I think they must have had bad weather as all along the seafront was a large amount of sand, and the runners were running in the tyre tracks made by cars. Like you say, it's a good race though.
Found out I was part of a Vet40 team which won a prize too, which was the icing on the cake. It's the first prize I have won in running. No idea what the prize actually is yet, as I wasn't able to stay for the prizes.
Anyway, I think I've talked enough about what was just a 5-mile race!
I do have an entry for a Half marathon next weekend, but I'm not going to do it. The foot is a bit tender this morning, so I don't think racing a Half is wise at the moment. Also, the organiser has said I can defer the entry to next year, so that's what I'm going to do. I have another Half in March, so if I can I'd like to give that one a crack if the foot is okay.