Shackleton Centenary Expedition

Barnes Green Half Marathon October 28 2007

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Temperature: nippy. Wind: moderate. Weather: drizzly.

It's not Antarctica, but in the spirit of every little bit helps, I took part in the annual Barnes Green Half Marathon in Sussex, now in its 25th year.

Having done the course last year I knew what to expect and finished in approx. 1 hour 38 minutes which I'm pretty happy with as it beat my time last year by 10 minutes, and it meant I got a silver medal (the first 100 get gold, the next 200 silver, and everyone else who finishes gets bronze).

Having sullied this website with a picture of me crossing the finish line drenched in rain and slightly woozy, I am also going to give out a special mention to my younger brother who, in his first half marathon at the age of 20, finished in a very respectable 1 hour 57 minutes.

Now I'm off for a lie down and some more lucozade.

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