Anglesey Half Marathon

I did it in 1 hour 55 mins. That’s my chip time. This is the same time i got at the Sheffield Half but the course at Anglesey is a lot tougher with some very long hills and the last 3 miles is just one long uphill struggle so i am quite pleased with the time i got. I know if i lose a couple of stone i can knock a lot of time off that.

The race was fantastically organised. We had to get a coach to the start line and they all left on the time advertised. We met and had a good chat with the great Colin Jackson minutes before the race (he’s a lot taller than i imagined) We had blue sky’s and there was a distinct nip in the air. When we set off i had no plans i just run and see what happens. I got chatting to a bloke at mile 3 who was a barrister working in Manchester. We were yacking for a good couple of miles and before i knew it we were half way round. The course itself gives you amazing views of Snowdonia. We mostly ran along country roads with the odd handful of spectators here and there. Plenty of fuel and water stops hosted by the local cadet force. I felt OK most of the way round and even managed to pass plenty of people on the hills but the last 3 miles were an absolute killer. I loved it i had a great day and had an awesome post race buzz all day. I am now in tatters.

My wife and brother in law did the race as well. You can read her side of the story here.