Well today my friend and I completed the Tewkesbury Half Marathon in 2:28:09. Not as quick as my debut in Cheltenham two years ago, but today, at 4 miles, the sciatica that I was struggling with 2 weeks ago returned. All that pounding on pavements I guess. So a disappointment, as we were hoping for around 2 hours 20, but it looked at one point as though I was going to have to stop completely. Just goes to show what sheer bloody mindedness and determination ( and a good friend) can do! Resting up, and now I'm not running, the pain has subsided.
I'm the short one in the photo!