Carsington Water Half Marathon Report by Vicky Henderson

I raced a HM on Sunday 23rd February and was a victim of the awful wind. This was at Carsington Water in Derbyshire, one full loop, approx. 8 miles then a further 3 miles back onto the trail and then back to the start/finish to make the 13.1.

It was a very undulating course with little flat areas and where it was flat, the wind was so strong, I thought I was going to be in the water. The only saving grace was it was so windy, it almost kept the rain away.

The results were a bit muddled what with some men running under women’s numbers but I had a good idea of which women were in front of me so I had a good idea of the end results and knew they were wrong. Therefore, I felt compelled to email the organisers on Sunday night and on Monday morning I received an email from them stating they were aware of an issue with the results and would be working on it.

I have since seen that the results have been rectified, and I was 10th lady overall, 1st V45 in a time of 1.39.56. It’s by no means a PB but given the conditions and seeing the other performances, I’m happy with the outcome.