I know it would be easier doing a cut 'n' paste of the same race report each year, but I can't speak highly enough of this race. It's magical. And for once, Glasgow ladies are drinking in a different kind of spirit :-) It's the catalyst for so many Scottish club runners, but attracts hoards of first-timers and charity runners. Participants come in all ages and (quite literally) shapes and sizes. Sonic hit the nail on the head when we arrived with "You know on paper, 10,000 women in lycra should be a dream come true. It's just a shame it's in Glasgow"
For once, I actually prepared for this and made the race a key event for 2012. Although I had to realistic about the respect I could dedicate to the distance, as there were quite a few 100+ mile week in the build-up. Although thanks to MJ the Messiah's lunchtime training sessions, I was confident a PB was on the cards. Even the race conditions of heavy rain and crazy-forced winds, didn't dampen my spirits. There was a whole lot of fire in my belly.
|The Garscube B team. Jill, the GM, me and Maz|
I managed to scrape in a PB - by 2.5 minutes! - to finish in 43.27 (ave 6.57m/m). Overall position was 78th out of 8000+. I not only made the first page of the Evening Times' results pullout, but I made the first column. Woohoo. OK, my name my be squeezed on the very last line, but it's still the same column as Freya Murray...who was first in a mere 10 minutes faster.