Margate 1/2 Marathon

Two weeks ago I ran the Margate 1/2 Marathon. This was my first 1/2 Marathon in more than 2 years and my first race since I ran the Mid Kent 5 miler. On top of that the last time I'd run at least 10 miles was in February!

Before I reveal my time I have to say this was a very well organised event. Taking place between Margate and Broadstairs the course takes in much of the Viking coast and though described as "undulating" it is quite hilly in parts, although this didn't detract from what is a very enjoyable race. I also realised how lucky I was to live near to such nice parts of the coast, even if they were very steep!

Given that the course was described as "undulating" I was delighted to get round in a time of 2 hours 1 minute and 38 seconds. I was running "free", more on that in another post, so would have pushed for the line If I'd have known how close I was to running under 2 hours.

The day also hosts the Kent Coastal Marathon so there was a good mix of people running the 1/2 Marathon and the Marathon although how people could go on to run another 13.1 miles I don't know! My next race is (I hope) the Faversham 10k followed by the Folkestone 1/2 Marathon, the Sittingbourne 10 miler and then the big one the Royal Parks 1/2 Marathon which I'm running with two of my work colleagues and raising money for Fight for Sight, it's not too late to sponsor us!