Here's me and the (grumpy, "gerroff Mum") Ginger Ninja before our 5k at St Albans today. So far, all our runs have been on path or road, this was mostly grass and proper hilly. The sort of hilly when you run up a hill, then run down again and look over at the hill you have to run up next... But I kept going. Time not fast, but there is a bit of the Duracell in me I think, I just kept plodding up the hilly bits... Ginge managed a stonking 24.47, coming 61st out of 347. I managed 31.28 I think, about halfway up the field which just amazed me!
Anyway, despite the fact that we'd done the 5k not the full Half Marathon which started an hour later, we got the same medals as the 13 milers.
This is how my mind works.
It felt a bit "cheaty".
So I have entered the Brighton Half next Feb, to earn my stripes officially. Eek and more eek!!!