South Downs Marathon

363Christine’s mum and brother were competing in the Salomon South Downs Marathon yesterday. The course follows the South Downs Way from near Arundel, west to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. As we drove over to meet them at the finish it was absolutely tipping it down with rain. As the downpour began to ease we ventured out of the car just in time to see Sue come in to the finish field. She seemed completely unaware though that her son, who had last been spotted eight minutes down at the 20 mile stage, was sprinting up the run-in behind her. You can watch the action unfold on Flickr. Both finished in a very creditable time of around 4:25. I’m glad to say I had the sense to turn down the entry I was offered on Friday night. I’m sure I would have made the distance but I’m tired enough at the moment!

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