So last Sunday was the 2009 Yorkshireman Off Road Marathon. Everything was going great, even though the course was nothing like I had run on before, but it was not meant to be. I injured my knee running down a hill and had to drop out at 18 mile mark. Although I failed Tom managed to man it up and complete it with enough energy at the end to call me gay whilst running up the last hill towards the finish line. So the entire event was not a complete waste of time.
Although I didn't complete it, I did however run further and for longer than previously. If I hadn't injured myself I'm absolutely positive that I would have completed the race. The course did give me areas that I need to work on, such as running off road more. And finding some really big ass hills to run up and down.
The failure to complete this marathon has certainly given me more than enough drive to enter the Brighton marathon and fully prepare myself for it so that I will be able to complete it without issue.