With less than 3 weeks to go until the Women Can Marathon the U.K Sunday Afternoons Team are starting to get slightly (very) nervous!
This is a fantastic event that takes in 26 and a bit off-road miles through the stunning and very hilly coast paths of the East Devon countryside. In it's second year this all female marathon was inspired to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kathrine Switzer, the first ever woman to complete a marathon. Switzer who completed the Boston marathon in 1967, was attacked by an official during the all male event, when they realised her gender and tried to pull her off the course.
With a HUGE sense that we are somewhat unprepared for the task that lies ahead we just hope that we can slog through the distance and keep each other going. We are all keen runners that regularly run on the coast path, though have a somewhat haphazard approach to training. We are all very much holding on to advice such as 'you can over train' and best to turn up on race day with 'fresh legs'. We will of course let you know how we all get on, wish us luck!
Out for a training run amongst the bluebells. What are the chances of us keeping these smiles for the full distance of the race......