Eddie Iz Running - Thursday 6th & Friday 7th August
07 Aug 2009
On Thursday the weather was beautiful and the scenery in the Brecon Beacons was amazing.
But the terrain was really tough and very hilly. The tail end of the day was hard for Eddie, phone signals went down frequently so the support team had to keep a much closer visual on him than usual. He found it really tough running up the steep hills heading toward Builth Wells, almost like running a roller coaster!
A group from the Builth Wells running club joined Eddie as the light was fading which gave him a huge lift. They ran the last mile of the marathon with him. As it was Eddie’s 10th marathon, his team hooked up the pa system and turned up the music as Eddie and the runners came over the hill. They made a cake with candles and with the number 10 on it. Using the under wrap meant for his feet, they also made a finishing line for Eddie which he sprinted towards for a spectacular finish!
After finishing his 10th marathon, Eddie cycled into Builth Wells with the running team where lots of people had gathered around the ice cream van. Someone bought him a bottle of becks and he signed lots of t-shirts for the local kids. It was truly a great ending to a great day.
Eddie did a live link into GMTV this morning (Friday) which went well.
He managed to power it and actually caught the team out by arriving at the meeting point before them! They had expected to have enough time to go to the bakery but Eddie was just too fast today!
The weather seems to be staying nice but Eddie’s feet are causing him gip and the nail on his right foot little toe is just about to fall off.....
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