After suffering an injury at the Blackpool marathon I hadn’t ran for 5 weeks prior to the London 2 Brighton 100k event. I had been told by every person I spoke to not to run however problem was I raised too much money to give up without trying. End result was I’m glad I did as what a fantastic event!
The organisers were superb as rest stops were an Aladdin’s cave of food & drink. There were doctors on hand which due to blister issues on feet (less said as still recovering after foot infection). I can’t recommend this event highly enough. Well signposted, great rest stops with hot food, good course with some good sights, lovely countryside & unfortunately some enormous hills. You can walk the course on a 2 day event or do 50% as a team not everyone is as daft as me!! Met some great people along the way & will keep in touch with them. 63 miles was by far the longest I ever have run & will ever run but as a once in a lifetime challenge I recommend it.
My finishing time was 15 hours 20 minutes & I even turned down a glass of bubbly at the finish. I will always support the CRY charity on behalf of my brother Andrew Holcombe & am already signed up for the Great North Run 2016 & Yorkshire Marathon among other events.