Cat Batson…ran the New York Marathon on 1 November…and it was as interesting as expected! The first half was brilliant! My legs felt great and my pace was on target for 3 hours and 45 minutes! Then somewhere around the halfway point my hip flexors reminded me they were not happy with my new running technique…and then my glute muscles had a little something to bring to the party themselves. So I managed to finish with a modified shuffle run with a sad time of 4 hours, 19 minutes, 8 seconds. So having recovered, I start my baseline training next week to build up those muscles to prepare me for my next marathon in Berlin. Bring it on!
Gareth Batson…is eagerly anticipating his week long cycle training in Majorca at the end of February. It should set him up nicely for the Spring race season as well as begin his preparation for the Tour de Wales at the end of June.