Peter said : The race was co-hosted by the Hull Rotary Club at the north side of the bridge and the Barton-on-Humber Rotary Club on the south side of the bridge. It proved to be a very well organised race with marshals well deployed throughout the course and plenty of water stations, plus one offering wet sponges in addition halfway up “Cardiac Hill”. The event started and finished on the north bank beginning with a 2 mile warm up loop before crossing the bridge on the carriageway to the south side of the Humber. After crossing the river the route took the steep slip road off the A15 at 4 miles into Barton-on-Humber before going downhill into the town where the route followed the outer boundaries before arriving at what is known locally as “Cardiac Hill” (well named!) at about 9 miles. Once this obstacle had been completed at about 10 miles the remainder of the race was relatively easy, the route then going back across the bridge to the north side, but this time on the footpath.
The race was well supported all the way through by onlookers. Weather conditions were favourable as it was not too warm following earlier heavy rain. There were 1,378 finishers, my placing being 1085. I managed to achieve a P.B. of 2 hours 13 minutes 09 seconds, beating my previous time on an easier course by more than 5 minutes so I was well satisfied! I’m sure that my performance was greatly helped by the training that I did with ERN whilst sailing out of Leith so a big thank you to everyone for that.
Best wishes to all,