Dream run at iconic New York City marathon
RUNNING: While Biggenden slept at the weekend, Stephanie Whitaker was pounding the streets of New York participating in its annual marathon.
Whitaker wrote about her experience running in the iconic event on her Facebook page.
She said the weather could not get in the way of a great run.
“NYC put in a great day, despite the drizzly rain,” Whitaker said.
The Boston Marathon attacks and the current climate in New York were not far from her mind, but she was impressed by the amount of security and general positivity of the event.
“(The) marathon was tough enough and I have to admit the risk of an attack was in my mind,” she said.
“So much security to keep us safe and the crowds were amazing.”
Whitaker said running through the world-famous streets of New York was at times surreal.
“I swear I ran down Sesame Street – the neighbourhood’s like the show,” she said.
The run was at times gruelling but not enough to get the better of Whitaker, a seasoned long-distance runner.
“It was tough enough, with plenty of gradual climbs and bridges, but I got it done,” she said.
“Thank you everyone for your support and well wishes. I felt the love all the way.”
START LINE: Stephanie Whitaker takes a selfie before starting the New York marathon in the early hours of Sunday.