Mid Kent 5 Mile

This morning 6 Harriers competed in the Mid Kent 5 Mile race starting and finishing at the Cricket & Tennis Club in Staplehurst.

It was nearly 20C when we arrived and the temperature continued to rise, pushing 30C as we left to go home afterwards. Run on quiet country lanes with some welcome shade, this fast and almost flat (there were two short inclines to negotiate) course provided good PB potential. The event was well organised with a race briefing before the short walk to the start and there were plenty of marshals throughout. - Continue Reading -

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Hamburg Marathon Race Report

On Sunday I ran in the Hamburg Marathon. After the heat wave in London last week, it was a huge relief to see a far more promising forecast for the weekend. However, despite feeling quite chilly as I waited to start, it heated up quickly and by halfway the temperature had reached 19C (although it felt a lot warmer in the sunshine out on the road!).

Due to enthusiastic pre-race hydration, the queues for what seemed like very few WCs and the fact that we had to be in the start pens at least 30 mins before the off, I was bursting for a wee by the time I reached kilometre one! Fortunately, there were portaloos at every kilometre around the course but it wasn’t until kilometre 19 that I spotted one that was unoccupied. Having lapped my Garmin, I was in and out in 58 seconds and soon back on target time! - Continue Reading -

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