Location: Stratford Upon Avon
CPs: Water stops @ every 4 miles, food and booze midway
Weather: @6-10 degs C, misty morning on 29th Nov. Both days sunny
Start Time: Full Marathoners = 09:00; TyreGirl start time = 08:05 on 29th; 07:35 on 30th
Start/Finish: Cricket Club
Post Runner Recovery: 29th: Medal, + cider + buffet; 30th Medal + wine + buffet
Water + supplies carried: 2x 500ml bottles + sausages
29th November: A Muddy Day
It has been some time since the event was completed. I tried to create a song with a video, but it's pretty rubbish. However for your entertainment to see how bad it is, I thought I'd post part of it up for your entertainment. Yes folks, I won't give up my day job....the words continue...
The route became real muddy
Especially after 5 miles
The river was percarious
As Chris (RD) had found
(hope the ribs are healed)
We turned onto a road
Too soon into a muddy field
Back onto a puddly lane
Followed by a muddy bath
so shlop shlop shlop shlop shlop shlop
Shlopping all the way
Oh what fun it is to slide
Right on your bum
This video was created to prove if Reu could dig up a nice lawn as accused by lady in front of her house when I jumped up onto the grass verge to avoid being run over by a car. She pointed to an area of lawn that had been churned over by someone's car wheel that had been driven over. Apparently a tyre on it's side can leave tread marks!
Completed event in 8:45
To the mid way
Where Mike would give a wave
Back the way we go
Laughing all the way
As I turned into a lane
A car was on the road
So I jumped onto the verge
And a crabby lady blast
"This lawn belongs to people
Your tyre dug up their grass
So don't you dare come up on here
Cos you'll give my grass a tear...."
Look at this lady...
It's a tyre on its side
It can't pull up an established lawn
But driving over it can
This was a great route, that involved a very muddy down hill. It was AWWWEESSOME. Reu acted like an anchor and I glided down using my feet....unlike some of my fellow participants whose muddy sides told another story.
The Tyre Girl has now graduated onto the next level!
Thank you to all the marshals, everyone who donated (£35 and $5USD will go to EarthWatch); Chris (RD) for putting on a great event. You wouldn't know he had broken ribs and was in the middle of a house move!
Thank you also to Jo, Simon and Chris for the use of their photos on this site.