Shakespeare Marathon – Anna Finn

Anna Finn continued her domination of the VRUK marathon results page with a run at Stratford – such is her fantastic endurance that despite spending pretty much her entire year marathon running, she still has energy to delight us with a race report and some photos ūüėÄ

I’ve just got back from a fantastic weekend in Stratford upon Avon. There were various events going on to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday, including a parade with brass bands and morris dancers. All rather entertaining¬†and it was lovely and sunny too. We hired a rowing boat and spent an hour on the Avon – very scenic.
The marathon went well and I was pleased that the huge hills I remembered from previous years turned out to be just gentle undulations. It’s a¬†pretty two-lap course through country lanes and tracks, on a beautiful sunny day and is a very well organised event.¬†My tenth marathon this year and 50th¬†ever!¬†I don’t know my exact time, but it was within a minute of last week’s time. (4:02:35 – Ed ) I seem to be pretty consistent at least. More sunburn too though…
My boyfriend Jim managed to get some shots of me running. One within the first mile and one when the finish was in sight, just after the 26 mile marker. There’s also a pic with the finishers medal, taken by one of the locks.