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Beachy Head Half Marathon

Beachy Head Half Marathon

Filthy weather - Bitterly Cold and VERY windy.

But I did it! I even ran a few of the hills 😮

This was my first HM, and I can honestly say that they’ll probably be all downhill from here (literally as well as figuratively). Not that I think it’s a distance I’ll want to do very often.

Highlights - the Ultra runners encouraging me during the second half of my run (I was pretty much the last Half Marathoner) and seeing the One More Mile To Go sign.

Lowest moments - Not having a dog to run with, and realising that I’d overestimated how far run I’d run, when the 10K split and Aid Station came into view (I thought I’d already run past it!)

Good deed for the day - helping another runner who - like me - had missed a route marker, back to the proper route. If I learned one thing from getting lost a few weeks ago, it was ‘send the route to your phone, woman’.

Silliest moments - playing ‘leapfrog’ along one stretch of the cliff top route with a couple of dog walkers and the black Spaniel in one of my pictures, every time I slowed to a walk on an uphill they overtook me 😆, and getting chased by a dog near the end of the course - I had to double back and run it back to its owners. It wasn’t interested in any of the other runners, just me. I didn’t even have any dog treats in my pockets!! Highly unusual that.

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Wow that's amazing. I stayed in the belle tout lighthouse one weekend a few years back as a birthday treat so I know well what that area is like, I can't imagine running it due to the immense amount of rabbit holes and all the up and down rollingness of the paths of which some are a real climb. What an incredible feat :)

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So many rabbit holes! 😁🐇

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Super, super well done, 👏🏃‍♀️🏅excellent you!

Mx

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Thank you ☺️

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Brilliant...what a superstar!!!

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Wow, just amazing Madee! Especially done in such bitterly cold, hilly, rabbit-holey conditions. I hope you had a chance to celebrate afterwards a little! 🏆🏃‍♀️👍🏼

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Oh that looks a cold one! A big loud congratulations to you Maddee, that's a brilliant achievement especially in that location. I'm sure the hot shower/bath afterwards was bliss and I hope you're not too stiff today.

A massive well done to you 🍾🎉🎈👏👏👏

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OMG very very VERY well done to you!!! How you could run in all that wind.....Just amazing. Driving around there is bad enough!

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Well done you, that's brilliant!

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Amazing stuff, well done! Loved your report. Sounds like it was no mean feat (and that definitely isn't easy terrain) but really glad you had a good experience.

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Wow! How fantastic is that? Well done you 😇

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Wow!!! Well done. Cold and windy..... my nemeses, but you battled them for me! Looks like it could be a very picturesque spot to run, on a nice warm summery day! Even if you weren't running with a dog, sounds like you were not dogless during your race.

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Well done to you! 😀👏👏👏👏

What a fantastic achievement, and in pretty grotty weather too. All those ups and downs must have made it incredibly hard work, not to mention the obstacles! Great race report. ☺

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Very, many congratulations! You must feel so proud and pleased. Such a fantastic achievement, just brilliant 😀🎉👏 Funny about having to take the dog back to its owners!!

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Really pleased. Especially as I then got hit by a sick bug Saturday night/Sunday morning. So I possibly wasn’t firing on all cylinders Saturday morning?

The dog thing was funny 😀 the sort of thing that only happens to me.

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Brilliant well done. This is very much in my neck of the woods and I didn't know about it. I know there is a Beachy Head marathon in October (with 10k route), but did not know about this one with the HM option starting from Briling Gap.

THanks for the report. I will definitely be looking at this next year. Hopefully it will be warmer though. It must have been freezing over the seven sisters at the weekend!

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I did the 10K over there last October, so there were a couple of deja vu moments on the route. It was less than freezing! The weather was so much better in October.

This one is an Endurancelife event if that helps.

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Thanks Maddee_6333 I will look it up.

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