Marianne Hensman Reports: It’s been a while since I wrote a race report but today I fulfilled a long time ambition and feel compelled to share it. I’ve wanted to do this race ever since I first joined a running club in 2003. Thanks to the MS Trust I finally found myself on the start line of the world’s biggest half marathon excited but a bit nervous. The race was started by Rio Olympic medallist Amy Tinkler and off we went. Great sights on the route included – running over Tyne bridge at mile 2, Red arrows overhead during and after the run. I managed not to get distracted – thanks for the tip Linda! Also drummers, steel bands, first glimpse of the sea after a short sharp hill at 12 miles, lots of high fives and I was done in 1.40 47.
Very pleased with that on a warm day and undulating course. Hooray for the MS Trust for providing sports massage at the end. And thanks to Colin Jackson for choosing me for an interview! What a great day.