Personal Best at Bath Half Marathon

Last weekend my partner and I made the long journey to Bath, in Somerset, to join up with a Macular Society team competing in the Bath Half Marathon. Most of my communications with the Society during my London Marathon Fund Raising Appeal have been through Challenge Events Fundraiser, Kathy King, so it was great to finally meet up with her. She and husband Peter were staffing the Society's booth prior to and after the race.

It was a long way to travel for a race, but the Macular Society had kindly offered me a place and it turned out to be well worth the journey. As well as meeting these lovely people it was a great event. The race is well organised and takes in two loops alongside the River Avon.

My training called for a "13 miles easy" run, but I must have got carried away by the atmosphere, as I achieved a new PB (Personal Best) for the distance, of 2:25:18.

Unfortunately, this came at a cost, as I got a strain in my lower right leg that has sidelined me for a week. Oh well, you win some, and you lose some, I guess, but it sure felt good at the finish line!

In the excitement of race weekend, we'd totally forgotten it was St. Patrick's Day, but as we were arriving back to our hotel we spotted a chap dispensing Guinness outside a nearby pub, and couldn't resist...

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