After enjoying last year’s Ashiya International Fun Run, I decided to do it again this year. Only this time I joined the half marathon – more than double the distance of last year’s race. It was a daunting proposition and I was feeling pretty nervous before the race began. It was a very hot day, and everyone around me seemed to be fitter, stronger, and frankly younger, than me. However, as soon as we got going things went very smoothly and by sticking to a regular pace and not worrying about what everyone else was doing, I was able to get round in a surprisingly good time: 1 hour 54 minutes!
Having done better than expected, there’s only one more distance left to try: all 42 km of a full marathon. Kobe marathon will be held in November, and all going well, I will be there!