Weston Super Mare Half Marathon
On Sunday the 24th of March. Cheryl Boulton took part in the Weston-Super-Mare half marathon.
At 10:15 the Weston Super Half Marathoners set off from Marine Parade outside the entrance to The Grand Pier. They passed the sights of Weston-super-Mare and on into the surrounding picturesque Somerset villages and countryside. It was a single lap, closed to traffic road running fast event.Cheryl, who had been suffering with Achilles tendinitis since the end of February, was anxious about how she would get around the course. Having taken advice, rested it up and kept it iced, she found her pace, a fast 9:48 min/mile average. The weather conditions were perfect with blue skies and sunshine. Cheryl even managed a bit of a tan to her shoulders and neck. With a great atmosphere she also met up with some running buddies fro her previous club.
She was pleased to have achieved a time of 02h10m59s, crossing the unique finish line, which is a quarter of a mile out to sea on Weston’s Grand Pier, in 932nd out of 1577 finishers.