Anne and I set off from Sadadeen YMCA at 6:30 on the dot and walked along the footpaths towards Heavitree Gap. The roads were closed by the Police and Firies. It's a nice feeling having a policeman close off the road so you can cross.
We walked through the gap and then made our way round to the base of the climb. By this time we were both making pretty good time it was when we hit the bottom of the climb and started to head up, up and further up. After a few minutes I could see that Anne was struggling. It seemed that her asthma was playing up and that plus the lack of training made it even more difficult. At the half was mark, about 100 metres up, was the ambulance station. Anne had to stop there and have a bit of super ventolin. I don't know what it was but it came in liquid form with a canister.
As I neared the top of the hill (without Anne) this was the view.
After meeting up with Anne at the Ambulance again I gave her her medal and we had to have a photo.
On the way back down I almost forgot to have a photo. This is me, tired but happy that I did it.