For those of you who aren't acquainted with the Blaydon race song, 'twas on the 9th June is a famous line, it's a race ran from Newcastle city centre to Blaydon covering 5.7miles based on said song ran the same day every year.
This being my first ever race I was very nervous! I've had bad intestines all day and didn't want to drink too much water either but I wasn't going to let that stop me
My mum, dad and fiancé very kindly dropped me off 30mins from start time, it was extremely busy in the bigg market but there was a band on to entertain with the famous song being sang just before we got going.
Before I knew it we were off, started my runkeeper app before I got to the start line for prosterity knowing the chip timing would give me an accurate reading anyway. I'd remembered to turn off my music on it etc but at 0.5miles I could hear this muffled sound from my arm, I'd not turned off the audio cues for pace and distance!!! Don't know if this was a blessing or not as I ran a very quick 1 1/2 miles without meaning to!
Half way in and the intestines were aching but I soon told them to shut up and enjoyed running past pockets of brilliant spectators on the scotswood road, then it was over the Tyne and a curl back past the water station at which point I realised that famous guy with the fridge that runs all those marathons etc was ahead of me!
Managed to run the lot, even the bridges were people were stopping to walk and felt mighty proud for our c25k team and what we can do
Time 1:08:01, and I must buy an evening chronicle tomorrow for the pics, I might just be famous!
Aftabs, I didn't manage to display all my c25k t-shirt like you, but I did try my hardest!
Happy running all