Inverness 1/2 marathon was my first ever half marathon race - I’d been toying with the idea from the end of 2016 but never felt confident enough and kept putting it off! However, after regularly attending Spey Runners club runs and picking up tips from the other members I found I was becoming much more consistent in my running and thinking that maybe I could. So, I bit the bullet and signed up.
Training consisted of the weekly club runs and a longer run at the weekend with some of my Spey Runners who are training for a marathon.
Even with the training and building up miles to 16 miles in training I still never felt ready and was nervous.
The conditions were great on the day, albeit a bit chilly and there were all abilities of runners with different reasons for participating. My plan was just to keep running and finish! I was delighted to finish with a time of 2 hrs 13mins and collect my all important piece of bling lol!
All the Spey Runners who took part in this event had great runs and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.