Croydon Half Marathon

Race Date: Sunday, 15/03/2020
Race Distance: Half Marathon

I set off for Striders of Croydon’s HQ at the Sandilands Club wondering which future races might be cancelled, and could this be the last for a while? I was certainly grateful it was taking place but, with only 263 runners, maybe it wasn’t fully attended. Turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable, well-organised race on mainly the quieter back roads around south Croydon and Shirley. Although best described as urban, the route took in roads bordering Lloyd Park as well as some passing alongside other parks and woodland. Mildly undulating throughout, there was an energy-draining drag up for the last half mile or so before levelling out for the final few metres into the Sandilands Club to the finish. Well done, Sarah, who was first Female Vet 40, and I won Male Vet 75. Honesty dictates I should point out that while Sarah outran 12 others, I was in a class of my own!