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.
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!
The plus to a small race?! Elite level numbers!
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.
I love small races for the community spirit, this one was no exception. The tent and indoor heating was definitely appreciated by all.
A massive congratulations to Catherine, who took over 20 minutes off her PB!
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!