The Penultimate Marathon: Race 11: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

The Penultimate Marathon: Race 11: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

After possibly the longest year of their lives, Emma Preston and Clint Nykamp’s 12 Marathons Challenge is drawing to a close. The pair travelled to Kidderminster, Worcestershire for their penultimate race, on Saturday 16th February. It was a warm sunny day in the West Midlands and the pair enjoyed a later start than usual. The race began at 10am with 14 competitors, making this one of the smallest races in the challenge yet. Surprisingly, this brought its own challenges… Emma Race time: 6 hours, 39 minutes Emma said: “I should have been wary when the course organisers said ‘except for one small hill, the course is generally flat.’ That ‘one small hill’ rose steeply for over 100 metres, which felt like a mile, and we had to run up it six times. As for the rest of the course, I would not describe the gently undulating course as ‘flat.’  “That said, the weather was perfect, neither cold nor hot and we got underway at...

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