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

  1. #1 by Andrew Robertshaw on October 11, 2016 - 2:40 pm

    Well done champ. again, you must have a bit drawer full of medals..

  2. #2 by Howard on October 12, 2016 - 7:00 am

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

  3. #3 by Stephen on October 12, 2016 - 11:01 am

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

  4. #4 by Antonio Cardinale on October 13, 2016 - 9:47 pm

    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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