Sunday, 8 April 2012

Northampton Delapre Abbey marathon

This one turned out to be a real struggle.  12 laps of trail, grass and mud around the lake at Delapre Abbey in Northampton.  A lovely brute, but tough in windy conditions.  Claire ran the half and I managed to just beat her, clocking my first half in 2:30 but I then slowed down to cross the line in 4:19:35.  My GPS watch recorded 900 metres short and as others were saying the same I made up the distance after crossing the line, for a more realistic 4:25:28.

Not a bad event by GoBeyond, but they could have done with more toilets for the money.

Northampton DeLapre Abbey Marathon medal
That's my 37th marathon.  Here is a link to the route on Stravaall 12 and a bit laps of it!