Dianthus Medical Blog Archive

Bexhill half marathon

I'm delighted to report that I ran my first ever half marathon yesterday, namely the Bexhill Poppy Half Marathon. The weather was rather unpleasant, but at least the rain had eased off by the time the race started and we avoided the heavy downpours of earlier in the day. I wasn't sure what time to expect, but given that I've done a couple of 10 mile races earlier this year with a time of just over 1 h 40 min, I thought I'd probably complete the half marathon in somewhere around 2 h 10 min to 2 h 15 min.

[caption id="attachment_818" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Adam at the end of the Bexhill half marathon"]Adam at the end of the Bexhill half marathon[/caption]

So I was delighted when I finished in 2 h 3 min 26 sec.

The word "Poppy" in the title, is of course related to the Poppy Appeal, and I was therefore raising money for that charity. If you haven't yet sponsored me for the race, there is still time to do so by visiting my sponsorship page. When so many of our troops are still dying on active service, the Poppy Appeal is as relevant now as it's ever been, so please give generously!

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