Sunday, 05 December 2021

So proud that I’m raring to go next year

Jamie Presland, intrepid reporter for the Henley Standard
AFTER months of hard training, the day had finally arrived, writes our reporter Jamie Presland.

The familiar pre-race nerves were beginning to rumble as I parked my car and then walked to Henley Rugby Club.

I joined the hordes of runners for the start, all of us doing last-minute stretches, gulping down energy drinks and eyeing up potential rivals over the 13-mile course.

I was towards the back when the race started so it was another two minutes before I crossed the start line and got under way.

Having set myself a target of finishing in under two hours, I needed to average around nine minutes per mile.

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