so im not very good at race reports so this will be short and sweet
i purposely didnt go to check out the route before hand on the Colchester half , it has a few hills ( they were hard !!) and i didnt want to be overwhelmed
we got there early and enjoyed the atmosphere , i started at the back with my daughter who had not done one bit of training for this race even though it was very important to me to run it with her ( bonding issues ) , started nice and slow as i always do , i usually run about a 14 ish minute mile but today i was feeling strong and was managing around 12 min miles , needless to say at about 3 miles in Daughter started struggling , legs hurting knees hurting , she dropped back to a walk and caught me up every now and then cos its always been the plan in my head that i wanted to run the whole thing ... and i bloody well did !!!
my daughter slowed right down at around mile 11 and told me to run on , i was a bit torn because i didnt want to leave her but i had my own race to run so i carried on , i got quite emotional at the 12 mile mark which was the furthest ive ever run and then managed to pull myself together and get n with the job in hand !!!
13.1 miles in ... 2;47;05 and im ecstatic !!!
i left any gremlins i had at home i was confident and strong in my belief i could do it , im a very different person now than i was when my c25k journey started , i have been very emotional since finishing and im now fully aching ... but very very happy !!