33 years ago I ran the Melbourne Marathon for the second time. It took me 3 hours 30 minutes and 27 seconds. I remember struggling in the second half and walking and limping to the finish. Although in the photo I seem to be at least running across the Finish Line. Wearing my special Ron Hill running singlet ….wearing a singlet and not wearing a singlet at the same time.
Can I run the Melbourne Marathon again? I am still not sure I can go the distance. If I can run another four then the Spartans give me a blue singlet. It seems a lot of pain just to get another coloured singlet. But of course I have to do it once let alone another 4 times! What’s the old saying ‘ Just want to finish’. Yeah…that’s me!!
Today I ran 4 Kms. Not much of a run but really just to turn my legs over after running for 2 and a half hours yesterday.
In the above photo I am the guy in the red shorts. I have a handkerchief my around my neck. I remember that in those days I thought a wet cloth around my neck helped me survive the sun.