Monday, 15 February 2010
Iccle Ultra in the Capital
The first ever London Ultra - only a baby one of 50K, but a surprisingly pleasant route around part of the Capital Ring. This path took us from Streatham Common, through the streets, along the river, through parks, by the canal, over a couple of hills to the finish close to Wembley Stadium.We had maps, but they didn't quite link up, so we mainly relied on looking out for the signs, some of which were very clear, where others were just small symbols on marker posts. Managed to not get lost though. I ran with Heather and we were both feeling a bit knackered so took it at a sedate pace, finishing in 5:42. We met plenty of familiar faces and some new ones, including Jim Meta who'll be joining us for the 10 in 10. A pleasant way to spend the Saturday to kick start the half term holidays. No more marathons till the end of the month now. That feels very odd. But there's plenty lined up to keep me occupied throughout March and April, so a bit of a rest now might be a good thing.