Oxford Half Marathon - I did it!

Oxford Half Marathon - I did it!

Firstly well done to all the wonderful runners on here for all the fabulous achievements. You are all little stars! I am not in the same class but I did achieve my half marathon finish before 50.

Lovely day for a run and I must say it seemed very well organised.

I finished in 2:54:12 so also achieved my sub 3 hour finish. Managed my quickest 5 km and 10km yet but not long after half way began to get hip and knee pain so had to walk run, which became more walk as time went on. Did manage to run to the finish though and in front of the lucky buggers outside the Kings Head!

Overall very pleased with myself and I will be sticking to 10kms in future.

Liking vitality's free finish line photo too!

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  • Well done, Beth, great persistence and determination. That finish phot is a brilliant touch, isn't it? Take a look at oxonraces.com later or tomorrow - Barry Cornelius takes photos at most local races and makes them available for free!

  • Thanks Steve. You did a great run! Thanks for the info re the photos. Will definitely have a look.

  • Very well done Beth that's brilliant! ! CONGRATULATIONS on an amazing achievement πŸ˜†

  • Thanks so much! Am very pleased with myself!

  • Fantastic job well done Beth. Great pic too, that really is a great touch ☺

  • Thanks. Really pleased with my pic. I don't look like I'm about to die too much!

  • Congratulations. That's a great achievement ☺

  • Thanks so much!

  • Well done and great photo and time. Hope your hip and knee behaves as you recover.

  • Thanks. They are already so much better. The rest I had to take for my shin splints I think meant everything else went to pot!!!

  • Oh wow, how fantastic are you? Many, many congratulations, you are a star yourself lady, fab pic too.

    Big hug

    Mx

  • Thanks so much Madge. Am very pleased with myself!

  • Congratulations Beth πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸ’₯πŸ’₯ You did it!! Very well done. Love the photo :)

  • Thanks so much. So pleased to have made it to the end!!!

  • Yay Well done Beth ! Fab pic !

    Many Congratulations to you on a fantastic achievement !

    You look very determined on your photo , what a nice touch from the organisers !

    Hope your hip and knee feels better soon, a well deserved rest is on the cards for you now Missus ! :-) xxx

  • Thanks, knee and hip already settling. I like the idea of determined. Better than pained!!!!

  • Lovely to meet you. Well done. Where did you get the finishers photo from?

  • Lovely to meet you too, albeit briefly. Hope the rest of your race went well. Re photo, they texted me a link to it. Hopefully you'll get one too.

  • I never got one :( just got the email to the link of ones you can buy

  • That's such a shame. Can you email oxford half or vitality and see if they can help?

  • You finished, and huge congratulations for that Beth.

  • Thanks Tomas. Indeed I did! And very pleased I am too!

  • well done - great picture

  • Thanks!

  • Big well done Beth, a hm really is a fantastic achievement. And a lovely photo as well for you to keep. I'd have it in my living room and be showing it off to everyone if I was you! ;-)

  • Thanks so much. If we can get a decent one of hubby from the paid for photos (his freebie is rubbish!) I'd like to frame the two. We won't be doing another HM!!

  • Well done and many congrats, Beth.

    Enjoy a good few days off and give those achy joints time to recover.

  • Thanks! Yes certainly aching this morning. Hope to get back parkrunning on Sat if things settle down ok.

  • Oh I didn't get a text message I don't know if a signed up for result by txt message :(

  • Well run Beth, you were 3 minutes ahead of me :)

  • Thanks. Congrats on your run too!

  • What a fantastic achievement Beth. That's an awfully long way to run and you did it! Great photo too, a real keepsake. Many congratulations.

  • Thanks so much. It is a blooming long way. So pleased am I with it all I might have to get the official race photos too!

  • Just how exactly are you not in the same class?? You just completed a half marathon and achieved 2 if not 3 PB's and in spite of hip and knee pain! You are one awesome lady! Congratulations!

  • Oh bless you thanks! I am super chuffed with what I've done.

  • And so you should be ;) Enjoy the afterglow :D

  • Well done Beth! What a gal! I hope you're feeling ok after your exertions. Take it easy for a few days!

  • Thanks Miss W. Bit achy today but still pleased with myself.

  • Well done Beth! Great write-up and what a photo; such determination! Very well done on your PBs and getting through what sounds like a tough race. It's an amazing achievement and I hope you're feeling really proud of yourself, as you should be!

    WELL DONE! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

  • Thanks so much Miles. You did a bit well yourself so I read!!!

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