That was fun, can we do it again?! My initial thoughts when crossing the finish line of this year’s Bristol half marathon. The weather held off until after I’d finished and gone through the finish area, depositing my timing chip and picking up my goodie bag. I was aiming for sub 2 hours and my unofficial time was 1 hour 53 minutes 55 seconds, so I am more than happy with that, especially since it felt pretty good all of the way around (curse those cobbles close to the finish though, and having to climb that hill by the Galleries). I pretty much stuck to my race plan and mostly kept a constant pace throughout (though this fluctuated more wildly towards the end) and tried to pick it up a bit in the last 5km. I think I passed more people than passed me, it should be interesting to see the official results (and any splits data).
Thanks to all of the volunteers who made it happen, the marshals, the cadets handing out water and gels, and all of the people lining the route and encouraging people they had never met and who were running their own races against themselves. See you all again next year?
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