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.