Well that was fun!! Another 1/2 marathon complete., by @welshstacker

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So, yes... I managed to finish the Cardiff half marathon! I actually rather enjoyed it.

Now I had already expected to finish much slower than I planned. This was because I promised to help a "friend" complete his 1st half.

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And just to prove "my friend" existed, here we both are at the beginning of the race.

Let's not confuse this race with your average everyday jog. There was a few casualties along the wayside, and I hope they are alright.

Me, I did suffer my first half marathon injury:

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Once you realise that's the inside of my t-shirt, and once you realise that that is blood, and once you realise where the blood came from!!! You'll understand I was in agony for the last 4 miles... The constant rubbing of the t-shirt caused friction and made my nipple bleed.

So has this put me off?? Oh heck NO!! sign me up to the next one

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This years finisher medal and t-shirt are one of the best, glad I picked mine up. You'll probably see me out rinning in it later this week.

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@nukeyoursports:

Wow! Very inspirational, congratulations!


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@stevejhuggett:

Congrats on finishing!


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@marenontherun:

Oh no, that injury!! Vaseline next time? Congratulations btw!


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@buggedout:

Congrats man. A marathon effort :)

Never heard of bleeding nipples though. Damn, that is some hard core chafing! You better get some better protection for those delicate man boobs next time.

EDIT : Apparently it's quite common and many runners put bandaids over their nipples. Who knew?


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@stokjockey:

WOW, Great Job @welshstacker Blood and All !!!


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@steevc:

Well done! I need to do more long races. I have to say I've never had any nipple issues. I've heard of runner's nipple, but the shirts I have don't seem to rub. Hope it heals quickly.