Yesterday, 17 March 2013, saw us take on our third half marathon, this time in Liverpool.
This is the biggest half marathon that we have run in as a group to date, with 8,000 competitors. The sheer amount of people seemed to put our minds at rest, as this time there was a good mixture of amateur and more serious runners. The early 9 o’clock start meant most of us had to stay down the night before, but this seemed to make us more relaxed by the time we lined up to start.
Although there had been snow up here yesterday morning, the weather in Liverpool was dry but a bit cold and again perfect for running.
The route took us through town, out to Sefton Park and back along Albert Dock, there were a few hills but it was mainly flat.
There were quite a few people that pulled up with injuries throughout the run and as I neared the finish, there was a man laid flat out to the side of the route being tended to by paramedics, which made it all too real about what could happen if we do not take the recovery and training seriously.
Thankfully, all our group got round safely and apart from a few aches and pains and the odd blister, we will shortly be ready for the next one, only 4 weeks away.
Next time, we will be up in Edinburgh for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, which is promised to be hilly.
Again, thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.