11
Oct
09

My first half marathon

It was awesome.

15,000 people ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon today. It was my first, and I enjoyed it immensely. It was well-organised. The weather was perfect: just cool enough and no rain. The slightly competitive social vibe was really enjoyable. The route through the parks was pleasant. The crowd lining the route, cheering us on and clapping, were amazing. And – though I need to wait until tomorrow for the official time – I did several minutes better than I’d hoped I would.

My wife and PC came out to support me and cheer me on, and I really appreciated that. After the run we met up with R&B who were visiting London and – after a few full pubs – had a great lunch at the Builders Arms.

For the rest of the day I’ve been relaxing. I’m going to be sore tomorrow, but it’s been worth it. I think I might do some more of these.

EDIT: Just a moment after I wrote this blog my official time came through via text. It was 01:50:57. I am so chuffed with that.

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4 Responses to “My first half marathon”


  1. 1 Mom
    October 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Well done, Tim! We’re proud of you. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you and your good wife.


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