Venturing to the old English words for ‘safe place’ Great Yarmouth Road Runner Simon Bekker took part in the 23rdEssex & Halstead Marathon on Sunday 7 May.
Determined to enjoy himself and just get through the finish line, after very limited training in the lead up to the event, Simon negotiated the numerous ascents and less so descents of the picturesque but challenging course. He put in a typically gutsy performance helped massively by enthusiastic spectator support including club mate Vicky Quantrill enjoying a rare day off. Towards the end there was non-stop motivational, if somewhat out of tune singing, shared amongst the runners. Race time 03:41:21.
Report by Simon Bekker.