Canterbury Half Marathon

It’s not very often I get to say this, but marathon supremo Steve Hickman ran a half on Bank Holiday Monday over in his home County Kent.

Scorching temperatures of 25c made an already challenging course all the more difficult. Starting at Merton Farm, just south of the city, the undulating course is a lollypop route following narrow country lanes out to Petham before turning for home at Waltham eventually back on itself to return to Merton Farm.

“It was boiling hot and very hilly, particularly at 11 miles. I had to climb up Heartbreak Hill” he said

Steve came in 2 seconds shy of two and a quarter hours, great running in that heat!The race was raising funds for the Pilgrims Hospices, a charity very close to Steve’s heart. So well done Steve, all that hot work was worth it. Nice bling!

“I’ll probably forget how hard it was and do it again next year!”