I was well chuffed about the weather - blue skies and mild - especially considering that I read last years race it was a downpour of rain and wind.
The run itself was a beautiful route, taking us over, under and through bridges, past old tin mines, through forest and over moore, and alongside rivers, cows, sheep and Dartmoore ponies in the English countryside. It was a mix of trail and road running, with a good dose of hills.I had had a quick scan of the route beforehand, and understood it wasn't flat, but wasn't quite mentally prepared for the amount we came across! Some were pretty steep and long, but by the end I was actually looking forward to the uphills, but it was the downhills that really hurt!
My legs were like lead the first 10km - the fact that I hadn't trained at all the past 2 weeks due to being sick probably contributed to that! Also next time I'll do an active warmup, as all I did were some routine mobility to warm up my joints. For the Copenhagen Half Marathon I wasn't aiming for a time, and just wanted to take it easy so the first 10km I kind of used as a warm up ahaha. But now I would really like to get under 2h, I think it would really help to do a light jog to warm up beforehand to up my pace.
But when I got to 15km I knew I was going to finish fine, as I always just cut the extra 1.1, and think of it as 5km left :P And the marshalls were fantastic, always encouraging, supportive and smiling, bless them! l
I saw they had a barefoot trail which I think is such an awesome concept, and is on my list to do next time.... along with the 3-storey Free Drop and UK's longest zip line ride!