a blog by Chris Barrow

Team again

Well I completed the Duchy 20-miler in 3 hours and 18 minutes – not bad for a 51-year old who hasn’t been training well for a year. It was a pretty cold and grey day in Cornwall but thankfully the wind on the North Cornwall cliffs was down to a murmur and the views across the Atlantic spectacular. I put on a spurt for the finish line (after hobbling the last 2 miles), thinking that it would impress the crowd of spectators. I was disgusted to discover that they were all gathered around a full marathon runner who had completed his 26 miles just ahead of me and then promptly collapsed across the finish, passed out and needed medical attention. Typical attention-grabbing behaviour – should be banned. Today – the first day of ou