Peter Simpson has heard from Caterina, and says:
Catarina has returned from her holiday in Spain where she had a very difficult time finding any vegan food. Despite all of the fruit & veg we see in our shops from Spain, there was no evidence of it in the home country.
The Bath Half Marathon was a bad experience for Catarina and a large proportion of the runners when the start was delayed for an hour and not helped by the rain, cold weather and conditions under foot. See the discussion forum on the Runner’s World website Feedback on the Bath Half Marathon . Catarina had not had the best of build-ups to the event and had very little to eat in the 24 hours leading up to the event so was feeling weak. Rather than give a bad advertisement for the club, Catarina decided not to wear the Vegan Runners t-shirt. Despite the struggle to complete the course, she still finished in a respectable time of 2 hours 7 minutes and first of our four vegan runners. Well done Catarina despite the nightmare scenario!