Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Bamburgh coastal half marathon

On Saturday a small group ( Robert Wilson, Barry Hughes: half marathon - Moorfoots and Martin Holt: marathon) took part in the Endurancelife Northumberland Coastal trail run based around Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. After a night catching up over a drink and a meal, Saturday morning dawned in Seahouses blowing a gale and the thought of just heading back to Peebles sounded very appealing. Anyway, being true to the Moorfoots code of running we made our way to the registration at Bamburgh Castle and boarded the bus to the start further along the coast by Craster. The journey was very warm and pleasant but suddenly we realised that the longer the bus journey the further we had to run back to the finish! Off we went and thankfully the wind was more for us than against us, the terrain was mixed with long stretches of coastal path and beach and the closer we got to the finish it became a race against the incoming tide. All in all it was a great test of endurance and a good indicator of how well the winter training has gone, the scenery was stunning and the race was well organised. Definitely not a race for any personal bests but here's a link to the results;
Race results
Barry Hughes & Robert Wilson at the finish
Robert Wilson

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