First - I haven't been on the forum too much lately, having been ill with a chest infection and laryngitis earlier in Feb and unable to run or even go for a walk for 3 weeks..it's been good to catch up on all the news and hear about everyone's achievements.
A few weeks ago I wondered whether I would be able to do the Eastbourne half after all. But then I decided I was well enough to do it, even if I had to walk/ run it.
As you know the weather wasn't exactly ideal yesterday, and I did wonder whether I was completely mad as I ate breakfast in the very nice B&B just down the road from Princes Park where the run started. Looking out of the window at lashing rain and listening to the wind howling!
The field was mud, and I was glad of my binbag coverup before the start. It was very blowy but actually the rain was not too bad in the end ( I have done training runs in much worse!). The course was mainly flat along the seafront and round the harbour - just one killer hill at the BeachyHead end of town. I was walking quite a bit of that! Some entertainment along the way - drummers and a bagpiper - and of course the beautiful sea to look at, which I always love.
And afterwards the local leisure centre provided a lovely hot shower and changing facilities - very welcome.
i would definitely recommend this race, and would do it again!