Its taken me a while to get around to writing this (lets just put it down to extreme fatigue!) but last weekend I ran (and completed I might add) the Luxembourg half marathon. Yes that’s right all 21.1km’s of it.
You’ll see two photos accompanying this blog entry. One taken towards the beginning of the race and the other less flattering shot taken during the last few kilometres. Despite letting my vanity get the better of me I decided it best to show both sides to prove it wasn’t just a walk in the park.
The Luxembourg half marathon is by no means the easiest choice of half marathons so to all those reading this and thinking they fancy giving it a go my advice would be..Stop think again! However, If you like running up hills then go for it. If you like a nice flat jog then keep looking. For me though its becoming a bit of a family tradition. I can think of better ways to bond with your other half’s family but this year I came first in our group so I enjoyed it immensely!
Anyway onto the details and the bit you really want to know. I finished in 1hr 47mins, a very respectable time I feel. A minute slower than last year but my theory is every year I age I drop a minute…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Whilst I’m on the subject of physical exertion for ‘fun’. I thought this would be an opportune moment to plug the triathlon a few of us at Dylan are taking part in on the 1st July. Its an epic 750m swim, followed by a 20km bike ride and capped off with a gentle 5 km run.
We’d appreciate any support you can give so feel free to come down and cheer us on. www.marketingtriathlon.co.uk
Wish us luck.