Thank you to our most travelled runner, Kat. who has written this report of the Athen Marathon 2019: Race report for THE original marathon, Athens Authentic. Firstly look at the frightening elevation chart: You’re climbing from pretty much right before the half until 32-33km. […]
29 of us were patiently waiting (and getting wet for the second year running) in our start pens after an entire summer of training. However, due to a suspicious incident out on the course (which turned out to be a false alarm), the event was unavoidably cancelled.
For those who were up at the EA awards night the night before, this wasn’t entirely bad news. However, especially for those who had trained for their first HM, it was disappointing and so to ensure they had earned their medal and T-Shirt, we put on an impromptu Half Marathon the following Sunday complete with water station, marshals and a back biker.
The weather the following Sunday was so much better and we think its fair to say that everyone really enjoyed their unofficial Half support by our volunteers.
We are very proud of the work undertaken by our Mental Health Champions and we were lucky enough to be given 2 tickets for the EA Volunteer Awards & Half of Fame in recognition of that they do. Of course last year we were nominees […]
Jo had been training for the Peterborough Half marathon only to realise she was actually on holiday on the day! Not to put that training to waste, she signed up for the Rutland Half alongside Dani, Annika & Helen who had all run Rutland last year.
Obviously this was more of a challenge than Peterborough as it is hilly but Jo finished her first Half in 2.40.30 which for a first time and on such a hilly course was amazing!
Annika & Dani ran together finishing in 2.30.15 and 2.30.16 with Helen completing 2.52.52 treating as her last training run before tampering for the Peterborough Half.
Well done all!
4 of us ventured over to Thorny for their 5 mile race which is really well organised and friendly.
For all of us it was our first 5 Mile race and in Jacquie’s case, it was her first ever race of any distance.
Laura was first back in 37:38, Cat finished in 41:29, Jacquie in 1:00:53 with Nona just behind in 1:01:18.
One for next year’s calendar.
Also out today were Andrea & Kat who took on the Kimbolton Half Marathon.