- David and Gemma start at Ranmore Common and run East from 7.45 am
- I start at Titsey Place 20 miles to the East at 9.15 am and run West until I join them.
- When I meet them run as a pack to Knockholt
- I turn around leaving them there and run back to my car
As usual there was high spirits and banter with the three of us chatting merrily about this and that, food, films and the amazing views we were getting that day due to the beautiful sunny weather. I was secretly pleased that they had about 9 miles more in their legs as it leveled the playing field a little but amazingly for a change I was full of beans but was a bit naughty as my calorie intake was a little low for such an aggressive run which left me a little twitchy at about 18 miles so after taking on about 400 calories over a 30 minute period involving a flapjack and a carb gel I was soon back in flight mode having waved goodbye to the guys at Knockholt, lesson learned I carried on taking small snacks ever so often to keep the energy flowing
The last 2 miles were probably the toughest I had done in a little while as the ascent was a long, sharp one that drained the energy from every sinew, bikes whizzed downwards but I kept trudging up with a passion until I reached my car tipping the Garmin at 28.4 miles, tired but pleased I had made it on will power and determination
Marathon 1 of 3 complete