Nice to walk to race start rather than endure a long drive!
3,700 runners lined up on the start…and I was behind 3,600 of them I think!
At 9am we were off! (5 minutes after the elite runners)
Sadly I’d sweated on the lens at this point, but lovely to get some support from Nan and Mum on the way round :o)
Entering the famous Cheltenham Racecourse. Many people struggled with this section as it’s so exposed and you can see the runners a LONG way ahead of you…but I loved it.
There was a samba band at 11.5 miles and the far side of the Racecourse, but not many people were sticking around to enjoy them!
After stopping for photos, chatting to everyone, tweeting, a water fight, picking out yellow jelly babies from the tubs on offer and taking it very comfortably I finally finished in 2:14:31
This is what it was all for!
The medal takes it’s place in the collection.
The greatest running club in the world, Almost Athletes.