RV Marathon Runners 2018

What an amazing weekend of running. The last long training run before Southampton Half on the 22nd April and of course the weekend of marathons had finally arrived.

5 RV members ran marathons at the weekend, 4 for the first time.  The training has been tough with long, planned races being cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions that we have experienced this winter.  The determination and dedication that these 5 RV members have put into their training paid off with all of them being successfu.  Marathon training is hard, especially if you work and have a family, finding time to fit the long miles in takes committment and consistency.  We all worked together as a team and I was a very proud coach as I watched them achieve their goals.  You can do all the preparation in the world but what stood out for me was how everyone adapted to the day itself. in Paris it was extremely hot and after training in freezing tempretures and snow making this adjustment took a different type of mental training.  

Hannah ran Manchester marathon, the weather was good and Hannah ran strong and she said she throughly enjoyed the experience

 At the start of Manchester marathon 2018

At the start of Manchester marathon 2018

 And the finish 

And the finish 

In Paris we took time to run the Bois de Boulogne parkrun and this parkrun did not disappoint.