Monday, 19 October 2009

Founders' Challenge Marathon

What a nice day out. This was an LDWA event (ascend the hill, over the stile with the hedge on the left, turn right over the footbridge...) so was never going to be quick, not helped by the steep hills and rocky terrain in parts. But it was beautiful. Some fantastic views from the Surrey hilltops, not far from Guildford.
I took it steady and just enjoyed being out in the countryside. The weather was fresh and bright. It really made me look forward to more cool running through the winter months. I ran (and walked) with Helen (who I'd met previously at London to Brighton) and Matt (who I'd apparently run with a bit at the South Downs Marathon earlier in the year). Good company both. There were 3 well-stocked checkpoints en route and at the end a very welcome freshly made 3 course meal with a very tasty vegan option (carrot and coriander soup, pasta with aubergine and tomato sauce and fresh fruit salad). An absolute bargain, especially given that the entry fee was only about a fiver.

A very well organised and friendly event - definitely going on the list for next year.

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