Kitt, Tom and myself entered this hilly half marathon, which was the first time for all three of us.
The race started from Hill barn at 10:30 and the conditions were perfect, not too hot, broken cloud and a bit of a breeze – just right to keep us cool at all times. There was a great atmosphere throughout the race. Ample water & food stops with plenty of jelly babies, water, energy drinks, cakes, bananas etc. At one point, I was eating so much – the day started to become more of a picnic than a half marathon.
On the hills there were plenty of walkers and mountain bikers who stopped in their tracks and spurred us on, which was great. The course is so picturesque with stunning views over the downs. Oh, and also plenty of hills to climb and descend.
They call this run the Tough One, which for the marathon I would imagine it is; however, for the ½ it is slightly challenging but more than anything it just a beautiful scenic run and if you haven’t run it before, I would definitely encourage you to enter next year.
When we finished we were presented medals by the Mayor of Worthing and also given t-shirts and more food!!
You may remember Tom and Kitt from our fantastic trip to Verona. They both thoroughly enjoyed the run and like myself would definitely recommend it.