On Sunday, I ran the Ufdance half-marathon in Hackney marshes. Needless to say that I did a PB (personal best), as this was my first half-marathon :) I ran the 6 laps in 1:32, ranking 29th out of 242 finishers.

Ufdance Half-Marathon 2008


Everything went on globally well, I pushed it the whole way to try to get as close as possible to 1:30. I just had a mild hypoglycemia at the beginning of the fifth lap (15km), that I killed with a Honey Stinger under the tongue. I'll come back later on these gels on this blog. Without that incident I might have been able to shave off another minute.

Lap 114:43
Lap 215:02
Lap 315:02
Lap 415:08
Lap 515:56
Lap 615:05
Finish01:00
Overall1:31:56

The race organisation was very good, friendly and cheerful. I particularly appreciated the "full meal" goodie bag at the finish line (bread, cheese, fruits, sweets, ...).

Ultra not so long race.