Sunday, 15 March 2009

Silverstone Half-Marathon

Today my son did the Silverstone Half-Marathon! Good time for him 2 hours 10 minutes.

He and some friends are training for the London Marathon in April. They will be raising sponsor money for a stroke charity. One of the friends had a stroke in the past. (We are talking 19/20 year olds.) I have met her, but never realised about the stroke, so how wonderful she recovered! She was going to run with him today, but had a virus. I think it was brave of him to run on his own. Actually, she had planned to drive them, so my husband took him up last night and he stayed at a Travel Lodge. And this morning he walked cross country from there to the race! About 4 or 5 miles!! He got there about 1/2 hour before the race started. I guess it was a good warm up!

We had teaching responsibilities this morning, so left here as soon as they were done to go up there. I think he had just gone over the finish line when we got to a position where we could try to find him. So, we missed that part. But the atmosphere was great. Here are some more photos.Tired looking, but really he was fine. Not even limping! We just wanted a shot in front of the British flag boxy thing in the back.The famous F1 race track.

Well done! Good luck on the training!

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