At 12miles

Well we did it. We compleated the first challenge The Birmingham Half Marathon 2009 in 2hrs 38minutes. That’s a whole 2minutes ahead of our expected time.

We took a small support crew of one sister, one niece and one boyfriend. You can see their tweets from the day at the @djmikepeters twitter feed.

The race took a while to get going so we didn’t cross the start line until around 10.20am. It then took a bit of time for us to pick up the pace as there were a lot of runners all crammed in quite narrow streets. 5 to 10K was the easiest bit of the race through Cannon Hill Park. Maybe that’s because we were running with some leprechauns.

As we passed the people on the first mile someone shouted “Come on Claire, come on Amy” I looked at the girl who said it and thought “I don’t know you.” Then I realised I had my name in big capital letters on the front of my vest. Thank God we had done that because people chearing our names really kept us going. Thank you to anyone who stood outside and cheered us as we ran passed you were all so nice. People even gave us jelly babies to help us going.

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who sponsored us you are very lovely people. Keep an eye on the totaliser to find out how much we have raised. Hopefully soon we will be able to Buy A Man A Boat. Right, I’m tired now and have very sore feet so night night X