Clon was some ordeal, conditions were atrocious, started off well first 3 miles average 8.30, then came the first hill, a real test, got up that and pushed on, wind was savage, mile 8 a pebble found its way into my runner, had to stop. took an age to get the shoe off and back on, Drove on again found myself running alongside a girl and we pushed each other on , got back to where we thought the finish was but we had to run an extra 400 metres in a bog of a field, that was a killer, most watches showed 13.3 miles not 13.1, Changed clothes and into the hall for tea and black pudding and sausages, Happy with the run 1.59, considering the weather and the pebble incident,
My thoughts exactly,, Hanging around that extra 10 minutes at the start was miserable, I agree the last section running against traffic and then hitting the fieldThe finish was a killer, I went from thinking they had measured it short when entering the showgrounds to seeing that final cross country loop.
Thought that last section of road too before the showgrounds when you are running against the traffic wasn't ideal.
The 10 minute delay before also, not ideal!
Other than that, an enjoyable challenge this time of year.
My thoughts exactly,, Hanging around that extra 10 minutes at the start was miserable, I agree the last section running against traffic and then hitting the field
was tough, I do remember your man on the PA before the start mentioning the lap of the field, everbodies watch seems to have showed 13,.30
As i posted i had to stop at mile 8 to take a pebble out of my runner, just as well i did because even now it is pretty sore, so imagine if i battled on?
The pudding , sausages and tea were very welcome, Days like that are character building, enjoyed it,
Dungarvan 10 mile in feb next stop,
Well done AloneY - do you do much running?Yeah, I was about 2/3s the way back at the start line so we couldn't hear a thing from the PA, I saw somebody say somewhere else that all the speakers were pointed towards to the road, that and the wind we had little hope of hearing.
Great numbers and I feel getting through days like that (weather wise) just adds to the buzz of it.
Yeah, I was wondering should I go out with Gidey but in the end I've gone for the slightly more conservative option.Great to hear you're going well Carmona..besta luck
Letesenbet Gidet making her Marathon Debut so it could well be an historic day.
Give it socks
Well done to Jimmy and Aloney. Sounds like a prick of a day down in Clon