Fred Hughes 10 this morning in sunny St Albans

Yes, it turned out very well in the end. I completed the Fred Hughes 10 mile course in 1 hour 27 minutes and 17 seconds, beautifully timed by the new Garmin Forerunner 205.

Brer Andy and his colleague Derek finished a few minutes ahead, in turn a few minutes behind Andy’s PHD student, Ben, who is a tad younger than nous autres…

Bev and her crew from the Stevenage Fairlands Valley Spartans were there to enjoy the fun and Bev’s husband, John, joined the marshals and others along the way to encourage us.

After a slow start I felt better, but at mile eight I began to wonder how on earth would I do this for 26 miles! It seems as though the physical fitness part is just one facet to contend with…

Watch this space!