Kent 50 Mile Challenge

Kent 50 Mile Challenge

We hear from Anna, who is… (lucky her…)
… on holiday now (huge benefit of being a teacher) till September. That means I’ve had plenty of time for running.
On Sunday I did my first double marathon – it’s called the ‘Kent 50 mile challenge’ but is actually the full 52.4 miles. It’s 8 laps of a pretty countryside route with varied terrain (road, tracks, grass, field, concrete paths). I was pleasantly surprised that the laps didn’t become too tedious and it was actually very handy to be able to pick up a gel or two at the checkpoint (we only ever had to carry enough for the 6.55 mile lap). 
It was a really well organised event and very sociable as we passed the other runners lots of times. I managed to fall over twice, once on grass but the other time on gravel causing some impressive grazes. I proudly ran the vegan vest home in fourth place (female) in 9 hours 28 minutes. A fantastic day that I fully recommend – anyone fancy joining me next year? There’s free camping in a local field and the checkpoint is a pub…

Well done both on the grazes and the finish!

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