We made our way down to Sheffield yesterday and booked into our hotel. The room was that small i didn’t need my glasses to watch the TV it was that close. Anyway one of our friends lives in this great city so we went out for a meal with her. I promised myself only 1 glass of wine but i ended up having one of those huge bulbous glasses which is probably a good quarter of a bottle if not more of some fine Italian red and 2 rather strong beers. When we got back to our cell/ hotel room i was lying on the bed stuffed moaning out loudly “what have i done?”
Got up and i was nervous but feeling not to bad. A bit of a delay before the race started and once we got underway i had a bloody nightmare. I was bursting for a pee and i mean bursting so the first mile was just horrendous. I found a toilet and quickly went then after the great relief i was so chuffed i bounded along. Found a nice rhythm and seemed to cruise on nicely. It’s a very undulating course and this is where i was at my strongest going up hill due to that fact i do all my training in the slopes of North Wales (yet to find some flat bits).
The Sheffield crowd were awesome and at points the hair on the back of neck was sticking up with the roar of the crowds in the city center and the finish in the stadium was just magnificent.
I will be doing this again.
Ran 13.17 miles in 1:52:47 @ 8:34 min/miles pace