My ‘Roving Reporter’ race report for Isle of Wight half marathon in August, published in Running magazine.
With Chicago Marathon firmly behind me and NYC Marathon sending me a ballot rejection, all eyes were on my next race; a dip back into 13.1 miles.
In May, at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool half marathon, I shaved a massive 13 minutes off my half marathon PB and how I did it was really quite simple.
2012 was my first experience of the Isle of Wight Half Marathon and on completing it then I vowed that I would not return due to the relentless undulating course. Two years on and I found myself at the start line again.
After the hilly delights of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid half marathon we were back on the trail for more chunky medals at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Half Marathon.
Did you know that Madrid is the highest capital city in Europe? Neither did we. The up and down Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid half marathon course, 700 metres above sea level, was 21.1 km of undulating uncertainty and for Ro, a first time experience of having ‘to go’ on the run.