Not the Devizes 1/2 Race Report by Gary Young

So Sunday, 5th April should have been The Devizes Half Marathon. This along with many other races had been postponed until later in the year.
On Monday, 6th April at 7.21 am I crossed the start line for my solo “ Not The Devizes 1/2 half “ .
The course was a mixture of country lanes and road taking in Lacock, Gastard, Whitley, Shaw and Melksham, the weather conditions were perfect.
Race Highlights ( in no particular order ).
1. Seeing two care workers in Lacock outside a house putting on thier PPE and stopping briefly to clap them and tell them I loved them.
2. Bumping into Mr Biggs and his dog somewhere near Gastard and getting some motivational words as I ran past whilst social distancing. (a well needed boost and my fastest split time! )
3. Not being eaten alive by the Lacock Alligators. ( Who knew!! )
In 2hrs 7 mins the race was over, no medal, no T-shirt just the gift of running, good health and avoiding this horrible virus.
Stay safe and run….