Hackney Half Marathon 2016

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I live in Hackney. It’s a pretty interesting place to live. Run Hackney Half Marathon has been going a few years but I’ve never been able to run it before. So when Brooks asked if I wanted to run 13.1 miles round the borough I was keen.

I jogged the 5k from my flat, down the River Lea to the start. It was like any Sunday morning but as I got to Hackney Marshes the number of runners starting to join me, walking and cycling or jogging towards the start, began to g…