Posted: 30/04/2012 at 21:44
i was a gutted DNF .... my first attempt at a full marathon .. and what a day it was weather wise .
Calf went at mile 16 , tried to run walk it off but it was no good. Walked as far as mile 18 and sort refuge with 5 others. Got a ride back to base in ambulance. The passengers on board were same as me suffering with calf strains. Seems a common feature of such cold conditions?
Are other events organised in such a haphazard way ? It seemed there there was no consideration for the poor weather conditions.
Signed at the stadium seemed non existent.
And was there a tannoy / PA system ?
Anyway I'll put it down to experience.
Of course I'll need to find another event soon .... be a shame to waste all this recent training and not tick it off the check list.