During the 2009 Windsor Half marathon, I followed a couple of runners wearing red tutus. When the going got tough around the 10 mile mark, those red tutus gave me something to focus on and help me keep on moving. I decided that the next half I ran would definitely involve a tutu.
This year I ran with a friend, in matching black and white tutus. We thought perhaps that they would be a little more subtle than red ones. We soon worked out that there is no hiding in a tutu at a sporting event so next time I might try a bright red and pink version. No point in being shy.
Not only did the tutus add an element of fun, it made it much easier for the spectators and marshals lining the course to offer their support and encouragement."Here come the tutus! Go the tutus! Nice tutus, girls!"
We finished the run in 2.08.38 which we were quite pleased with taking into account that we had not really done quite the training we should have. Oh well, always a next time for a PB...( Currently trying to decide whether to tackle the Henley Half in a fortnight- it is supposed to have a very scary hill. Anybody run this one?)
And the best bit- a real medal! How proud was I? Almost as proud as Rose herself!