Is history going to repeat itself? No. Not planning to do many HMs this year. But had to do this one as a gauge for my pace for another race this year. And it is the second time this event has been held and I wanted to take part.
Same route but this time I thought I would be running alone. Met up with and chatted to a variety of folks along the way, including an ex colleague, Annie, who I ran for about 8 miles with.
As we got to within 2 miles of the finish there was a chap not looking too happy, he had lost his running vibe and was walking. It was my turn to repay the favours that others had bestowed upon me so I took him by the hand and we ran together. I gave back the support and encouragement to get this man up Chequers and along the path to Gosling. He then said he was OK and I ran off to finish. I was announced across the line as having knocked 6 minutes off my time from last year.
Met up with the chap when he was getting his tshirt and he gave me a huge hug, I was so happy he had finished in, as he said, a far better time than he imagined.
Got my medal, tshirt and another water bottle 🙂
Gun time: 1.51.18. Chip time 1.50.45. Overall 191/462. Female 47/194. Category W50 2/17.