Run Walk Ride for Rwanda - BTR Liverpool Tour of Merseyside
The first leg of Run Walk Ride for Rwanda is the BTR Liverpool Tour of Merseyside - itself a multi-stage event of six races in seven days Sun 5th July: Southport half marathon - 13.1 miles Mon 6th July: Thurstaston beach race - 6.1 miles Tue 7th July: Sustrans 10 mile race - 10 miles Wed 8th July: A well-earned rest Thur 9th July: Halton 5 mile race - actually 5.1 miles Fri 10th July: Huyton cross-country - 6 miles Sat 11th July: Wirral coastal run - 12 miles A total of 52.3 miles, just about a double-marathon distance. The event(s) went as well as could be expected, with some good results and some not-so-good. I wasn't looking forward to the half marathon and struggled between 5 and 10 miles, but recovered to finish in 114th position. Monday was hard, especially on the beach, and I finished 118th. I felt better on Tuesday and finished strongly to take 106th. Wednesday was a welcome break, and Thursday's 5-miler was fast and furious finishing in 104th.