Sunday, 3 November 2013

Steppingley Step - a 40th birthday present

Claire gave me ten days notice for the Steppingley Step that she had entered me as a 40th birthday present.  No problem - I'm used to running marathons at short notice.

This is another great LDWA marathon, starting from Barton-le-Clay and ascending a long flight of steps after just a mile to get warmed up, followed by rolling countryside.

Completing the 2014 Steppingley Step

On arriving home, my heart nearly stopped when I walked in to a surprise 40th birthday party!  Here is the cake.

40th cake
Here is the route on Strava.  4:28:12, eighteen minutes faster than my first attempt at the Steppingley Step four years ago.