Posted: 17/02/2014 at 09:21
Khani - well done on your return to racing
Big G - fantastic time and a well run race
I headed off to the Martello marathon at Folkestone yesterday. So, so glad I didn't run on Saturday as apparently the weather was awful and there were also some problems with the roads to and from. Anyway, no problems getting there and it was a beautiful Spring day - slight wind, very sunny, and getting hotter and hotter (at least for the runners). Met up with Emmy (and Boyska), also VR and some of the 'usual suspects'. Flat course along the sea front with just a couple of stretches of shingle, which fast runners ran over but everyone else walked. As it was the first nice day (weather wise) for some time, the whole of Folkestone decided to go for a stroll by the sea - each family accompanied by granny, 3 children on bikes/scooters and wandering dogs. Even those without children seemed to have at least 3 dogs each - either off lead and dashing in and out of legs, or on those long extending leads stretching right across the promenade. Certainly made the running a bit more 'interesting'. Set out at a steady pace and maintained it throughout, but wouldn't have been able to go any faster anyway. 4:44 at the finish so pleased with that. No aches today, but a bit tired.
Looking forward to reading others race reports.