For those of you fed up with my moaning about hills DO NOT READ ON.
The Slay the Dragon 10K was described as ‘undulating’ it was HILLY.
as FLAT? I am going to sue them for misrepresentation.
- Miles 0 to 1 down hill in which I had a close encounter with a dog
- Miles 2 to 4 it started to rain
- Mile 2 realised a good time was not going to be possible
- Miles 3 to 7 had a stitch
- Miles 5 to 8 it poured
- Miles 4 to 7 were very exposed and very wet under foot, hard to avoid the puddles at times lots of weaving trying to find dryest route
- Mile 8 passed dog lady (think she finished at this point)
- Mile 8 to 11 saw not another running very lonely
- Mile 11 is that a runner I see ahead?
- Mile 12 catch up with walking runner and asked her to run with me to end. She was not feeling well and was very concerned we were the last. I assured her there was runners behind me (unless they dropped out no one passed me after mile 1 really). We chatted down the hill to the finish. This was her second half she ran her first two weeks ago on her 18th birthday in under 2 hours and was very disheartened with her performance today. (Sounds familiar!) I let her finish ahead of me! At the end whilst they took our chips off I made sure she had family to go to and met up with them, poor girl looked wiped.
It was muddy! These socks were white when I set out this morning.
bath was not the only thing with a tide mark!
On a positive note I finished, got a medal and a shirt!
The 2 hour drive home was interesting with me alternating between wanting the toilet and feeling like I was going to throw up, so drove with a plastic bag on my lap, for the latter and hoped for the best with the former.
Good news tomorrow is a NO RUN day big Madam and little Madam are confiscating my trainers!