I had forgotten to buy energy gels so only had one to take with me :-(
I had an energy drink before I left home which perked me up a bit
It was cloudy and a little windy while we were waiting to go and then the sun come out and I knew I was going to have a great race :-)
I wasn't really aiming for a time to finish in. I just wanted to be done before 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The run started off great and there were a lot of drinking stations which had water and Powerade Energy drink. I, of course, had the energy drinks :-)
The course was really good as it went round the lakes. These are beautiful to run around especially with the sun shining and swans swimming on them.
I started having trouble around the 16k mark and then just concentrated on running from drinking station to drinking station. This worked well as the kilometers started flying past!
When I turned the last corner and saw the goal in sight I 'opened up the throttle' and sprinted over the line!!
My official time was 2 hours and 13 minutes. My watch said I'd run an extra 1k over the half marathon distance and that my half marathon time was 2 hours and 8 minutes so that's the one I'll go by :-)
All in all a great race. Bring on Copenhagen Marathon!!