Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Post running

I did it! I'm so happy. It went actually quite well actually.
The weather wasn't the best. The last few days it's been cold and wet in the UK and Sunday morning was no exception. That meant that at the start I felt a bit cold and miserable till the run warmed me up. But I was fine after that. During the run we got some sun spells between the clouds which was a nice break. Thankfully, the path we were using wasn't that muddy. Generally, the organisation of the race was really good and the route we followed amazing. I loved the fact that there were not many road crossings and we kept close to the river and the nice area of Richmond. Also, the fact that there were no laps to the route is always a bonus.

I managed to finish the run in 2 hours and 29 minutes! That time wasn't that bad and I'm happy that I didn't stop at all to walk during that time. I just kept going, even on a slow pace close to the end of the race. I know that there is room for improvement on my performance and I'll get there...

The route 

My performance

The before picture! 

Running by the river Thames 

That dog was simply watching people pass by like a tennis ball in a tennis match

I was running with this guy

 The banana guy was really quick.

Approaching the finish line 

Happy with a medal

So, true...


  1. Hearty congratulations; most impressive and very humbling.

    By the way, what's the app that summarises your running performance (as shown in the second image of this latest post)?

    1. Thank you.
      That's called endomondo. You can get it for free for the basic functions. I highly recommend it...

  2. Awesome, Nik! That's great! Wish I could run 21KM! Great pics.

    One of us is going to have to move, though. I live in Richmond, too. I saw "run", "river", and immediately thought of "Monument Ave. 10K" and "James River"! When I blew up the map, I remembered...different Richmond!

    Peace <3

    1. No, sorry. That's a different Richmond on this side of the pond. :-)

  3. WELL DONE! That's a great achievement. Hope you had a celebration afterwards

    1. Thank you! We went to cote brasserie for a really nice lunch and stayed in the area. It was quite enjoyable.
      I'm not looking forward to the next one. I'll apply to one soon. How's your running going?

  4. That last photo is so true! Congratulations on finishing the race! I run about two miles most days, and I'm getting back into it after a winter of inactivity. Here in the Southern U.S. the problem usually isn't cold temperatures, and I've become very adept at handling the heat!

    1. Hello BrightenedBoy. Thank you for the comment. Isn't it possible to run either very early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the heat?
      Running every day even if for a small distance is quite good for you. Well done.