I decided to set off a little earlier and a couple of minutes into the 5-minute warm up, the heavens opened! Had I delayed my start, I may well have not bothered once I'd looked out of the porch. Nevertheless, drenched within seconds and on the basis of once soaked through you can't get any wetter, I carried on.
The first eight minutes' run was hard for the first two minutes but then before I knew it, the eight minutes were up. The second eight seemed easier; maybe because I'd "warmed up". So, one happy, drenched bunny and so, so looking forward to R3 and that 20 minute run
Stay dry, folks