Windy Halfs

Windy Halfs

Lots of Vegan Runners spent a wet and windy last Sunday of March running half marathons.

Jonathan Ryan managed to avoid being blown out to sea at Dover finishing in 1:47:25

‘Black and green vest did its magic again on Saturday. Very tough race at Port of Dover half – it was flat but the wind was horrid and the cross winds on the pier were a nightmare.

But…..I was wearing my magic vest so I battled on and was totally amazed when they told me I had actually finished 5th! It was a small field but I’m still pretty happy with that.’

David Anderson and Kerri Turner ran the Northumberland Half. David managing a PB with 1:25:39 finishing 16th of 394 overall, Kerri finished 350th in 2:11:17

David Anderson and Kerri Turner at the Northumberland Half

David Anderson and Kerri Turner at the Northumberland Half

Lesley Connors, Barry Wheller and Ian Moran ran the Liverpool Half, Lesley reports:

‘Did the Liverpool half today, 1:40.02. Very pleased with that. A lovely run too, until mile 11 where I tripped and twisted my foot (hoping it doesn’t derail my marathon training). Lovely to see a fellow vegan runner there too. If you’re reading this -how did you do!?’

Barry:

‘It was slightly wet! Much better this year than last when it was dry, but ridiculous headwinds all along the prom for the last 4 miles’

  • Lesley Connors  1:40:02  934th of 4990 overall
  • Ian Moran  1:48:08  1671st
  • Barry Wheller  1:52:21  2166th
Nik at the White Horse Half - thanks Barry Cornelius for the photo

Nik at the White Horse Half – thanks Barry Cornelius for the photo

Nik Windle got blown about and rinsed at the White Horse Half where VRUK’s Maria Hamilton was marshalling, Nik says:

‘Really wet and windy White Horse Half for me today – not so bad for the first few miles with a crosswind and even a tailwind at times but got the full force of it when we turned west at mile 6 and a hefty downpour about mile 9. Reasonably happy with 1:54 considering the conditions. Earworm for most of the race was Neil Young’s ‘Like a Hurricane” 🙂

Maria:

‘Did you not notice the marshal at the start of the finish lane going, “THAT WAY TO THE FINISH YOU ****ERS oh hello Nick well done NO NOT THAT WAY oh dear God’ 😉

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