Sunday 9th October: British Masters veteran half marathon championships

Sunday 9th October: British Masters veteran half marathon championships

Another fantastic performance from Mark Hall:

The race took place in Kirkintilloch, north of Glasgow. I decided to make the 200 miles drive up on the day, unfortunately, the race started at 9am. The early start resulted in me rising at 2am almost missing a nights sleep not the best preparation, at least the roads were quiet!
Weather conditions were excellent. The circuit was hilly with many long inclines, after a mile or so I was running on my own and it remained that way for the next 12 miles. I very quickly realised the lack of sleep and long drive would result in the 13 miles being a big test. The whole race was a struggle so I was pleased to record a reasonable time.

The race attracted 183 entries. I was 8th overall, 1st V55 and British half marathon champion and kept the title for another year.
Winner: Robert Gilroy, Ron Hill Cambuslang Harriers, 71.43
Mark Hall, 78.45, 1st V55

4 thoughts on “Sunday 9th October: British Masters veteran half marathon championships

  1. Well done Mark, a great time despite the early rise and more (?) significant, the long drive up before.

  2. The regularity of your achievements sometimes means I fail to notice just how impressive they are. Being British Champion (again) is unreal. Chapeau.

  3. Congratulations to Mark H. for winning the British Championship with the extraordinary time of 78.45 considering the long drive up before the 9am start and the half marathon course was a hilly one as well , all this makes his race just a superb one , what fabulous competitor .

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