Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon 🏅
Delighted to make it around the rather challenging route; managing to survive the infamous Spring Hill climb in Fordcombe.
I wasn't sure how my running legs would fare nor my left foot (plantar fascia) having only averaged around 20-25 miles a week since the turn of the year. A far cry from years gone by.
Fortunately the miles I have managed to bank have been pretty high quality, with some intense cross-training sessions too.
As the miles ticked by, I felt good. Working within myself for the most part, a comfortably hard perceived effort.
With a couple of miles to go, I saw the 1 hour 30 pacer and his crew ahead. I had hoped to break 1 hour 45 minutes today, so far ahead of predicted pace, I put the pedal to the metal and gave it my absolute all, passing them and digging as deep as I could to finish strong.
Seeing the clock read 1:28:37 as I crossed the finish line, I was beyond delighted with the outcome.
As always, a race that taught me a lot. I look forward to sharing over the upcoming days.
A terrific race and so wonderful seeing many familiar faces before, during, and after the race.
Thanks to every one of the race organisers, all those who so expertly volunteered, and the supporters who lined every village we passed through.
Steps 👣 + Smiles 🤗
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