I have never run in the rain, not even drizzle. Over the last few days Santiago has be battered by the heaviest rain in seven years. We now have clean air and snow on the Andes so everyone is happy, but the rain here was just an average wet couple days compared to the UK.
So on Saturday as we dusted off our waterproofs we wondered what to wear. I even consulted runner world tool for guidance. As we woke up we needed not to worry the rain had moved on!! So i guess i will have to wait until we return in the UK in may to run in the rain or drizzle.
Off we set to the start line, a bit late but as it was only down the road we weren't worried. The race route was good, a bit of a challenge in places but there was only 2 gatorade stations and no water. I have decided to stop drinking that but any port in a storm. I also needed a wee and how i managed to run for 15km i just don't know. Always, always go to the toilet before starting a race!!
I look some sweets but i didn't feel like i needed anything. There were no freebies at the start or end of the race. Apart from a plant for the people who did the hm distance but lots of people were carrying them more than people who ran the hm.
If anyone is interested in all the details here it the garmin link
Would I enter this race again, no i just found the whole thing a bit bland ! I don't know why. I am looking forward to my usual 10km race and i have a time to beat, we run santiago - which is awesome and my hm in vina - which i am hoping will be lovely running by the sea. As events drop off during summer in Chile, these will be some of the last running events here. I had better start looking at 2016 in the UK and start saving up as running races cost a lot in the UK than in Chile.
Happy running folks