What a fabulous event. 🥰 I’d entered ages ago and assumed it would be called off like most other races this year, so when I got the email saying it was going ahead as a time trial, (although the accompanying HM was ditched), I was thrilled! 👏👏
I couldn’t wait for this morning. My start time was 10:37:30 - runners were setting off every 10 seconds and we weren’t meant to be there too early. I’m an early bird and consequently I found myself pacing around the house! I did do a yoga session to limber me up. 🧘♀️
It was a beautiful day, a full 14 degrees cooler than when I did the race last year, and there was a nice breeze, but it was still remarkably warm, especially on the home leg back up and over the bridge. It’s not a flat race, that’s for sure, but my lockdown running mainly on trails, and hardly ever on the flat, really worked. I came in with an official time of 1hr 13m 42s - a good chunk off last year’s 27 degree time of 1hr 42 ish! It’s also a 10k PB for me by over 2.5 minutes. 😀
There was an amusing sign saying “it’s a lot of hard work for a free banana”, but that banana was very welcome I can tell you. 🍌 The bling is beautiful too. 🏅I wore it proudly back to the car, actually feeling quite emotional that this race was able to go ahead. It was stripped right down, but in the current circumstances it was perfect.
Thank you Severn Bridge. I will be back. ❤️ 🏴 🏴