Saturday 27 November 2010

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the Benidorm Half Marathon. No 5 completed over the halfway point.

Moist is not a word that could be used to describe the weather in Benidorm for the half marathon. After 2 days of lovely weather a few hours before the race the heavens opened and remained open throughout the race.

The route was 2 1/2 laps of a course along the sea front. Didn't see a lot as with a 6pm start it was dark as well as damp.

At the end I was absolutely soaked to the skin (I have had dryer baths!) But still managed a respectable 2hrs 2minutes.

Had my support crew with me, thanks to Victoria, Mark and Marie who drank and cheered and drank some more. It was also nice to see fellow Blackhill Bounder, Bryan also running. 2 great high five moments as we passed each other at 6km and again around 16km.

Now sitting in a Tapa's bar in Denia having a very large beer and some traditional Spanish cuisine.

Next race Majorca in 2 weeks time. I may have dried out by then.

A wet Saturday in Benidorm.

The start is just over an hours time and Benidorm is wet and rainy. Only concern is the pavements and walkways are extremely slippy and guess what the majority of the race takes place on them.

Next update after the race.

No snow in Spain for Benidorm Half Marathon

6 hours until I take to the streets of Benidorm for the 5th Half Marathon, the half way mark.

After a 3 hour delay on Thursday evening, we made it out of Newcastle shortly before a Thomson's flight over shot the runway and closed the airport.

Weather was lovely on Friday, t-shirts and sun glasses. A little chillier today, but far better than the snow back home.

Nice to have the support team with me (Victoria, Mark and Marie), although I am not sure night-clubbing on Thursday night, Friday morning is the best preparation. I have not been into a nightclub for years, so what possessed us to go to one until 3:30am I have no idea.

Off now for a pasta lunch then drive down to Benidorm.

Thanks for the sponsorship and messages of support.