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1st Lady at Saxon Shore 1/2 🏆

1st Lady at Saxon Shore 1/2 🏆

By Littlelegs

On Sunday I took part in the Saxon Shore Half Marathon. The route was slightly different to last year as the head quarters had moved from Herne Bay to Whitstable Castle. What a great move! 🏰The Castle was a beautiful place to start and finish with picturesque gardens and a jazz band playing in the bandstand. 🎵

The route was very open on the promenade from Whitstable to Herne Bay and back. 🏖 This meant there wasn’t any shade and on the hottest day of the year so far, it made the race a much tougher run. 🥵

There was a water station but as I’m terrible with running in the heat I went in to “this is life or death” mode and started pleading to strangers to soak me with water or just grabbing any water bottle I saw 😬 chucking it over my head and then shouting “SORRYSORRYSORRY” as I threw it back. The gorgeous @victoriarunswild popped out on the course and threw lots water over me which was heaven! 🙌🏼💦

Desperate times call for desperate measures 🥴 I loose all dignity when I race! 😂

The first half of the race was pretty fun, I managed to keep up with @theravingrunner who was an absolute delight to run with. 🏃🏽🏃🏽‍♀️

The last few miles were really tough as we approached midday heat, my legs started feeling incredibly heavy. Just as I was feeling exhausted, a marshal came on his bike with a whistle to ride in front of me and let people know I was the First Lady coming through. Big thank you for that @sportingeventsuk 👊🏼Suddenly crowds appeared and started cheering which gave me a HUGE adrenaline rush and I’m pretty sure I also shed a little happy tear. 🥳

I finished in 1.31:19 which I’m happy with considering how warm it was🥵🏃🏽‍♀️. 🏆💪🏼

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