By 11 and a half miles I was thinking “You’re havin a giraffe”
On Fri 12th Lynn and I headed down South to run the St. Albans half marathon for the first (and last) time on Sunday the 14th June. The weekend started well with a wander round Borough Market to sample the tasy delights on offer washed down with some Pimms. The weekend continued in the same vein (eating and drinking) until Sunday arrived and with somewhat leaden feet I made my way to the start thinking “What possessed me to enter this half marathon”?
One to do if you’re a bit of a masochist
Now many of the reviews had mentioned frequently about how undulating this race was and I thought “Nah it can’t be that bad”. How wrong I was. The route twisted and turned it’s way through “undulating” country roads with hill after hill. By 11 and a half miles I was thinking “You’re havin a giraffe” as we hit yet another hill. The icing on the cake was near the finish when finally there was some downhill which promptly took you round some cones only to go back up the hill then into the park! Argh! I swear whoever planned this course route is a sadist.
Despite both our moaning we finished in one piece with times of 1:33:24 for me and 1:57:51 for Lynn.
St. Albans half marathon – one to do if you’re a bit of a masochist LOL