Week 11: Runner’s High at The Bath Half

Sunday 13th March

It feels like all the work and experiences of the last 2 and half months came together today. Such a turn around from Droitwhich 7 days ago. I can only presume it was the ridiculous amount of carbohydrate that I consumed before and during the race but I felt like I could have motored along for as long as was required today. 1hr40mins39secs is my new PB around 20.1km. My head was in it all the way but my legs just wouldn’t go faster. Is this runners high or just a sugar rush?

It’s been a fantastic day, the weather was perfect. A cool Spring morning without a cloud in the sky. Bath is an amazingly beautiful city with the start line on the grand Great Pulteney Street. Katie, Autumn and I met up with friendsDavid and Ros Ralph and after a brief interview with the BBC Points West I set up on the start line with David. Th
e crowds were huge and so supportive for 2 laps of the course. Right from the start I knew it was going to be a good day. I left my phone with Katie, ignoring times and paces and just pushed and pushed with nothing but the aim of turning the last corner to see 1hr39mins

on the clock. Alas I was just 40 seconds away but really pleased with a 3min PB on a flat course. Goes to show that all the grinding up hills, bonking in Droitwich and suffering of the last 10 weeks is having a good effect on my fitness. At times over the last month I’ve felt like I was going backwards with injury and my times nearer 1hr 50min than 1hr40min but today just goes to show that no hard work goes to waste!

At week 11 were at £3,193. If you haven’t and you feel this journey merits your money then please do it this week. We need to keep the money coming to The Bristol Children’s Hospital at JustGiving.com/bobsm100. If you’ve not seen enough yet then just watch this space ;-).



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