When my alarm went off early Sunday morning I awoke to the sound of rain and it didn’t seem too warm either. Unfortunately I had agreed to adjudicate the Beckenham Half Marathon and also had asked for a number so I could run it as well. As I drove to Beckenham Rugby Club where the race HQ was located I pondered not running and just surveying the race from the warm.
Anyway in the end the only way really to see the event is to run it. So I lined up with 400 + runners all of the same mind (why am I here !) standing in the pouring rain, some shivering whilst others ran on the spot to keep warm before we were set off into the wet streets of Beckenham and the surrounds.