On Sunday, I ran in the Alloa Half Marathon. The weather was OK, if a little wet at the start. My time was 01:57:56 and I came 685th. Last year, my time was 02:02:36 (804th) but on Sunday I was slower than my time in the Mull Half Marathon last August (01:56:57). I put this down to not having enough time for my warmup of a cigarette and a coffee.
Those volunteeers who handed out water, and the general public who lined the route, were fantastic.
We had to rush a bit in order to get to Alloa before for 10am. I hadn’t realised it took so long to get there, and had to jump out of the campervan near the race starting point whilst the support team (who wants to remain anonymous) found somewhere to park. After the finish, the support team could not remember where she’d parked the van, so I had to jog round Alloa at random until I eventually located it. These facts are disputed by the support team 😉