Posted: 20/07/2015 at 09:46
Yes, a fabulous time indeed at the Coastal yesterday. I would urge you, yes you, to give this race a whirl. It's on the wrong side of the country and it took 5 hours to get home, but it was well worth the trip. It starts and finishes on the beach and hugs the coastline for 13 very attractive miles.
I'm trying not to whine on about injuries these days, so I won't mention the twisted ankle which was getting on my nerves from about the halfway point. As we re-joined the beach with 2 miles to go, I was just about to stop and walk in to the finish. But then Poacher and Minni drew alongside, presenting me with a great opportunity to run in with two of the thread's big-hitters.
Amazing run by Minni, considering she'd had hip surgery so recently. She seemed to know just about every runner at the finish line, so was greeted by an endless stream of hugs and kisses, leaving me feeling rather inadequate. A state compounded when I was introduced to the unnecessarily handsome OO52, who had finished about half an hour before we limped over the line.
It was great to meet you all. And thanks again to Poacher for the Bamburgh tip - we loved it and plan to be there again next year.