I had three goals going into this race.
2. Within cutoff time
3. Without needing medical assistance
THREE GOALS ACHIEVED
I said to some friends that I’d be happy with an under 3 hour finish, very happy with 2:45 and ecstatic with 2:30 (which was my training and race plan).
For the first time, my body gave out before my head did. But I managed to keep my head in the game despite the pain to finish with a walk/run combination and an official time of 2:48. So I’m very happy with my result. And equally happy that it’s over and I never have to do it again.
First and last half marathon completed.
Which reminds me, this was my first personalised race bib. This was great at the back of the pack because the spectators had time to read it and could cheer you by name.
An enjoyable race when all is said and done.