Harriet Ramsay and Karen Cox completed their first half marathon in 2.24 and 2.29
Harriet said "At about the mile 5 marker, I was running with an experienced runner
who commented "Running the Clarendon as your first half marathon is like a baptism
by fire& If you had chosen any other you could shave 20 minutes off your time due
just due to the terrain conditions, its one of the hardest cross country runs in
the South!" I was momentarily pleased with this thought until it quickly dawned on
me I had another 8 miles to run& "
The course is very beautiful and despite the rain, the MUD and not forgetting ALL
the hills, we thoroughly enjoyed it and will look back fondly in the memory of running
along one of the country's finest and oldest foot paths which link two beautiful
Cathedrals. It was our first half marathon, and despite the sore muscles, probably
worsened from being weighed down with half of Wiltshire's and Hampshire's finest
soil attached, it wont be our last!