Sunday saw my first attempt at a half-marathon distance event, in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen. Despite the lovely weather at home, it was torrential rain and thunder & lightening on arrival at the race. The start area was under several inches of water, and we had to cross a couple of streams running across the road before we exited the park.
The course is an ‘up-and-down’ route out of Stonehaven, heading in-land for about 7 miles, the first 4 miles of which are all up hill, then turning back towards the town along the Slug Road. Total climbing, according to my S625x, is 305m (about 1000 ft)
The rain continued for all but 3 miles of the course, and the run to the finish line was in several inches of water. You can see pictures form the race here – http://www.stonehavenhalfmarathon.com/ – I’m the one in the white shirt in the fifth picture down.
Finishing time was 2:07:26, which I’m quite happy with – was aiming for under 2:15.
Next race: Follow the Herring 10k, Portsoy, Sunday 9th July.