There was no plan for the race today, especially after completing the Thames Path 100 miler the weekend before. We were going to enjoy the run and hopefully promote the Charity on the way.
We arrived in plenty of time and got changed into the Batman & Robin outfits, which went down well with other runners as we were asked to pose for several photographs before the event.
We also managed to get a name check on the PA and a cheer from the crowd when we tweeted a picture of us at the start.
We stopped for water early on as we were both roasting in the suits (in fact we drank something at nearly all the stops as a pre-caution and used the water to cool us down) before continuing on at the same 7.30 – 7.45m/m type pace.
We continued on around the track and enjoyed the support from the spectators. At about mile 11, I lost Stouty and couldn’t see him at all. I later learned some lady had offered to make a donation if she could have a picture of Batman with her son to which he duly obliged and so he ended up a minute or two behind me.
With a few hundred metres to go, we picked up the pace. I’m not sure if our tweet was read out or not but we got a fantastic reception on the final straight. I caught a little bit of the finish on camera with Stouty high-fiving the crowd as we crossed the finish line in 1.48. Not the quickest time for us but quite reasonable on a warm day with some time taken away for well just mucking about a bit really.
A good fun day overall!