Sep 11 24
The Langdale Half Marathon has a bit of a reputation – it includes serious hills. But it does mean that any other Half should feel relatively easy!
Sadly, the day did not start well.
1. I forgot my contact lenses – though luckily I found I had my emergency glasses; they are an old presecription but at least I could see where I was going. Or would have been able to except that:
2. The weather forcast was for sunshine – but in fact the rain was tanking down;
3. Emergency glasses do not have Elton John-style windscreen wipers. On the plus side, I did not get distracted by views: there weren’t any!
4. Started with an aching arch – never mind, as other things start to hurt, you forget whatever the previous pain was….
Somewhat to my surprise, as you can see from the following photo I actually enjoyed the whole thing, once I had got used to water dripping off my nose, chin, elbows… After the first few minutes I could not have got any wetter.
And of course I have yet another T-shirt to add to my collection.
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