Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A little bit of bragging

Antwerpen: End April 2009:

Tom - ran 10 miles (approx 16km) in 1hr 26mins
Ingrid - ran 5km (approx not that far) in 31mins and 9 seconds.

Thoroughly enjoyed the day - 25 000 people ran (including a bunch a kids in the 1km run!) and the atmosphere was amazing. Especially when the boss is a health-nut and sponsored a VIP tent on the finish line - a good incentive if you ask me!

My video is crowded with heaps of women, but if you  look carefully, there is a countdown (around a minute) and I am wearing pink on the far right of the screen.

Tom's video is with a huge amount of people - his has a 15 second countdown, and is easy to pick as he crosses the line, he stops his watch (also on the left of the screen).

Official Photo of Tom (copywritten...) looking completely buggered! You need to click on the link for Antwerpen 10 miles and marathon (in April) and his number is 4951.

Can you tell how proud I am?! Next year, we both aim to do better (can I manage the full 16km - through two tunnels, with an uphill tunnel at the end of the race?! I have heard one too many stories of people collapsing in the 'konijnenpijp' tunnel and am slightly put off...).


Kelly said...

hooray! Tickertape parade for you!! *sprinkle* *sprinkle*

lies said...

Congratulations!! You should do the 10 miles, it's great! I did it a couple of years ago (I died in the last 2 km, but managed to cross the finish line somehow). It's great fun going through the tunnel, everyone is clapping. Michael has done it a couple of times too.

Lyn said...

Can't find you or Tom in the videos but saw the photo of Tom looking completely buggered as you describe. Great effort from both of you!!!