Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Marathon 9

Marathon 9
Completed. 4hr 37min.

Wellington Marathon

It was fantastic to have the family accompany me to run the Wellington Marathon.

I had been sick (man flu) since Christchurch marathon and only had run once since then. So was  expecting a difficult run. I faired okay, until the 35km mark were fatigue set in, and a walked a bit. I saw some familiar marathon faces (Tago and Ross) and got some energy boosting five-highs as they passed me.   The marathon course was a nice way to see the Wellington waterfront. I've heard people say, nothing beats Wellington on a nice day - and for this run we were spoilt because the weather was fine (with a bit of an early chill to the air). The start and finish was at Westpac Stadium, we stayed at the Quality Hotel (in Cuba Street) and the bus to and from the start/finish left from right outside the hotel. A nice touch was the hotel offered runners a free late check out (2pm), so we could have a shower and a soak in the hotel pool before heading home.  -Will be back to run this one again.
Thanks again to the organizers for the entry.

9 down - 11 to go

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