After the flurry of city marathons over the last few weeks it seems like I’m one of the last club members to run a spring marathon. Well at last I got my chance over the bank holiday weekend – travelling down to North Dorset to run this very low key event (just 300 marathoners).
This is my idea of the perfect road marathon – no crowds, scenic green lanes and some ups and downs which keeps it interesting although definitely not PB potential. It’s a great route for spectators too – Cindi was able to cycle around the course and encourage me at various points. I would thoroughly recommend this event to other club members for next year.
I was pleasantly surprised with my time of 3:25 – a few minutes slower than last year despite having valiantly tried to go faster, but a few hills towards the end put paid to that.
Next up South Downs Marathon 21st June 2014. Anyone else up for that?