Well i did it, i completed my very first half marathon. I was so nervous but once we got into our pace it was fine. My sister travelled down from scotland to take part in the Essar 4 Villages half that started in Helsby, Cheshire and took in 3 other villages. It was so special to do it with my sister as we live so far apart and we managed it in 2 hours 43 which we were quite pleased with. I used gels for the first time and found them ok, i didn't feel sick or anything which was worrying me and yoh can feel them work, they take about 20 mins to kick in though. We hit quite a bad wall at about mile 9 and then went past a small croud of supporters (the support along the course was great) and there was a little boy with a tub of jelly sweets, we grabbed a handful each and away we went with a second wind! The finish line was suddenly there around one last corner and we had done it, the sense of achievement i felt far far outweighed those nasty gremlins at mile 1 & 2 that tried to tell me i couldn't do it. I could and i did! Picture shows my sister cross the finish line just ahead of me.
Im so glad that just on a year ago i downloaded a ittle program onto my phone called couch 2 5 K 😀😉