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Watford Half Marathon

posted 9 Feb 2016, 01:33 by Jon Beverley
Report by Jonathan Thetford.

Richard Bulman and myself today undertook Watford Half Marathon. A 10.30am start time, meant that we were on the road from Reepham at 6.30am.

Once into Watford we were parked and into Race HQ for just after 9am. 

Watford Harriers had sold out on this Half Marathon with nearly 2,000 entries. The majority of which were club runners, although we didn't bump into anyone from our part of the world.

On Watford Harriers website, the course is describe as undulating. However, when I looked at the course profile it was more like 'very hilly', which proved to be true.

At least 6 to 7 long steep climbs along the route meant that any chance of a PB was off the cards. However, I came in at 2:01:30 and Richard just a few minutes after, receiving a nice medal and tech t-shirt.

A bite to lunch in Watford, along with the obligatory pint of bitter and we were back on the road.

A long day, but nice to get the first Half Marathon under our belts for 2016.