Boston Half Marathon and Newport Marathon

Boston Half Marathon

‘Very warm day so pleased of the 8:30am early start. Flat course in remote Lincolnshire countryside with very little crowd support.
Pete did the full marathon.’


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Newport Marathon

‘It all started with Kerrie buying me a Newport Marathon place for Christmas. I grew up near Newport so was looking forward to running this event.

We travelled to Wales on Saturday, a good journey and the sun was shining as we crossed the Severn Bridge.

An early start on Sunday morning to eat porridge and bananas before catching the bus to the start of the race. The weather was overcast and the atmosphere at the start was amazing and the pre-race excitement kicked in.

I got into my pen and said goodbye to Kerrie, Olivia, Ronnie & Denise. Whilst warming up I bumped into an old school friend, chatting to him eased the nerves and we started the race together.

It was a lovely course, although remote and quiet in places. The support along parts of the route was brilliant – cheering, clapping and bands playing all spurred me on. I knew Kerrie and family would be around mile 22 (as it was a tricky course to get around without a car), at this point I was getting tired and cramp was starting to kick in. But the crowd cheers kept me going.

My pace dropped as I struggled through the last 5 miles with cramping legs.  I crossed the bridge back over the River Usk after seeing my Sister and 1 mile to go. Finally, I could see the finish arch and pushed on through to the end.

A big relief to finish and so pleased with a pb official time of 03:22:04.

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments and support before and after the race.’

David C

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