Running the Stafford Half-marathonDavid Patrick
It may be my slowest half-marathon for years but… …one of the most satisfying. Having trained only seven times in the past five months (two of those times being in the last week) and having set off like a ‘scalded cat’, doing the first four miles in sub seven-and-a-half minutes each.
I soon realised that this was going to be tough. Finishing in 1hour 49 minutes and 15 seconds (well over a quarter of an hour off my usual pace), I was elated to be still smiling at the end, although this pic in Victoria Park in the finishing stages perhaps doesn’t represent that well.