Budapest 30k – Sunday 15th October 2017
Emma and I headed to Budapest for a 5 day city break with the prospect of a 30km race on the Sunday for Budapest’s marathon weekend. The weather was lovely and warm and there were 32,000 participants taking part in numerous races over the course of the weekend. The distances ranged from 10km, 30km, a marathon and a marathon relay with 2 or 4 members to a team. Our race, the 30km, joined the marathon runners at the 12km mark and we ran the 30km alongside them. The course took in the sights of the city running along the River Danube, Parliament and Heroes Square, to name a few. It was a fast and reasonably flat course and was very well supported along the way with crowds and bands spread about the city. We both finished the race in 2 hours 54 minutes 17 seconds. We had a great experience at the race and enjoyed seeing the sights and hearing the sounds of Budapest.