Thames Meander Half Marathon

Week 10 of training for my first marathon and it’s time for the next big milestone: my first race. I’ve never run in a race setting before, and I’m on my own during the race. Thankfully I did have my girlfriend and my parents come along to cheer me on and calm my nerves before the start.

I chose the Thames Meander Half Marathon – the course starts in Kingston and follows the River Thames downstream to Kew Gardens where you turn around and run all the way back! It was a beautiful route and one I can highly recommend.

Having had some trouble with my knee over the last two weeks I was really not sure how this would go, so I’m very happy with the outcome!

The marathon is only 8 weeks away!