|All smiles at the start|
Along with Lieutenant Commander Watson or Charlie from the post office as we prefer know him, we made our way to RAF Spadeadam for the Border Riever Half Marathon, a undulating course that is ran on road and forest track.
About 100 folk had turned up and a good few RAF personal.
The race sets of out of the base and follows the road for 2 or 3 miles and than mostly good forest tracks. I quickly found myself in 2nd position with the first guy about 30 secs ahead and the 3rd place a good bit back.
It stayed like this for about 9 miles until I missed a turn and carried on for about 2 miles on my own until the Military Police pulled up and said that I had gone off Course.
After a bit of cursing at myself I ran on to the finish and disqualified myself.
The 3rd placed guy was well made up when he crossed the line and got told he was 2nd tho!!!!
In my defence for going off course tho, they was a lot off missiles and rocket launchers to be looking at!
Charlie had no such nav issues and ran well.
I fear Steve B is going to have laughing fit when he hears about this....
... I think I will go into hiding for a week or two.