Being one of the closest half marathons to home in Kingston upon Hull, it has taken me 8 attempts to be at home to run it. And this year only because they changed the date due to the Hull Marathon. The race is on rural roads on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, based around the village of Lockington, near Beverley.
I set off to the race with one of the fellow 40-40-40 runners, Fiona Oakes. Fiona is also running Hull Marathon so was on one of her latter long runs whilst it fitted nicely with my Chester Marathon training. The race has a large number of club runners and Beverley had a good turn out in our yellow and blue tops. At 10am we were off - with the temperature already into the mid twenties. First error - my garmin was still in kilometres (despite thinking I'd changed it to miles). I am not used to pacing my runs above 10Km in kilometres so spent much of the first couple of miles doing the maths of what pace I needed to aim for in kilometres rather than miles. I was ok for the first three miles, but dropped off a bit from there. We had had some shade helping up until this point.