Anna "two marathons" Finn heads south for the weekend…

Anna "two marathons" Finn heads south for the weekend…

Anna Finn was running marathons again last weekend. Yes, that is marathons, plural…!

I’ve just had a top weekend. On Saturday I did the South Downs Way Marathon – it was one of those I’d heard was good but never got round to doing before. It’s a hilly but pretty trail run. As a bonus I found myself being cheered (by name) at one of the checkpoints by some unfamiliar faces – it turned out they were from Animal Aid, who’d put a team in the relay. They recognised me from my pictures after the sponsored events I did earlier this year. At the end they invited me to join their vegan picnic including champagne! [Nice! – Ed] A great post-run treat.

I then headed down to stay in Weymouth, close to the Portland start of the Chesil Coastal Challenge. This was a really well organised marathon along the Jurassic coast. The views from the hilltops near the turnaround point were stunning. It was hot and I got yet more freckles, but was surprised at how comfortable I felt. The light breeze probably helped. At the finish there was a great spread of food, plus a free swim – most welcome! As it was such a small event, I think I came 4th (female).

My times on both days were pretty slow, but very consistent, at 4:42:20 and 4:41:44 respectively. That’s just 36 seconds between them!

and she adds…
I think I’m not running any events now till the end of the month…

[…. – Ed]

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