Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half, a small local race, with amazing views along the coast of Reykjavík. A great excuse for running holiday! When your friend is doing the full marathon, it sort of makes sense to take part in the half!

The breakfast of dreams, Skyr yogurt. I am fully converted to this Icelandic yogurt! A great protein powerhouse.

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

The morning of the race, you could say I was apprehensive, having never run in race in conditions that cold. Although, by the last few miles I was wishing I had worn less layers!

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

The plus to a small race?! Elite level numbers!

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

The marathon had a record 50 people taking part! This was my first race that ever had an actual gun at the start line, as well as a reminder to actually cross the small mat to activate the timing chip.

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

I love small races for the community spirit, this one was no exception. The tent and indoor heating was definitely appreciated by all.

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

A massive congratulations to Catherine, who took over 20 minutes off her PB!

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half

I managed to get my first official sub 1:45 half. (Great Scottish Run last October has now been declared not long enough!) I was 82nd overall, and 15th female! I also managed a faster second half, which is always a bonus.

If you fancy a running holiday, I could not recommend doing the Reykjavík Spring Marathon and Half more. Everyone was so friendly and supportive and it was a lovely course. Normally out and back routes are not the best, but with the views and scenery I was pretty happy!