|Date:||16 Sep 2018|
|Comments:||A picturesque (and very flat) 26.2 miles around Kew Gardens, Hampton
Court Palace and along the Thames Path. Some road, some gravel paths.
It was a popular and mostly well organised event, with 5k and 10k options
the day before and a HM option alongside the full marathon. Some of the
course was closed to spectators, making it tricky for my family to find spots
to cheer me on.
I picked up a cold 2 days beforehand and honestly thought about dropping
out after 1 mile of breathless, stomach aching plodding, but I found a
rhythm after a few miles. I did have to back off a bit after mile 18, and
running the last few miles along single-file pavements with the back of the
half marathon pack killed the pace too, but I’m really pleased nonetheless.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me train for it. I’ll be back for more.
|Previous HRR results:||None found.|