Monday, 22 July 2019

Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon

The annual pilgrimage to this year's race took place on Saturday as I took part in my 30th Yorkshire Wolds half marathon, which starts and finishes at the Bishop Wilton Show.

Gone are the days when I toed the actual start line.  Instead I now start well back in the pack and get off to a steady start.

The first 5 miles is predominantly downhill and it's very easy to get sucked into a faster pace.  After that you are climbing at 6 and 7 miles before dropping down again to mile 8.  After which starting gently, you climb up to the finish on the 'Show Field' at the Bishop Wilton Show.

I feel as though I still had the Endure 24 in my legs a little, but managed to cross the line in 1.50.55 (8 minutes faster than last year) in 65th position.

 This years race was won by Scott Harrington of Otley AC in 76.11.  While first lady, finishing in 16th position overall with a time of  1.34.14 was Pontefract's Alice Smith.

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