WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST RACE MISHAP?
On the big day, dignity stays at home
WE ASK, YOU ANSWER
Standing on the start line of the Cranleigh 21 and realising I hadn’t put my race number on.
At mile 20 of a marathon, in my oxygen-deprived fog, I ran up and hugged a stranger who looked like an old friend.
Suzanne Smalling Edler
Dropping my gels on the floor of a portable toilet at mile three of a marathon.
Accidentally swapping timing chips
with my girlfriend before the Nike Run London 10K – and finishing as fourth woman.
At 4km into a 10K I got a bad stomach. I went to relieve myself behind some bushes – and only realised I had an audience when it was too late.
Ten miles into a half, the elastic in my shorts gave out. The next year – same race, same place, different shorts – it happened again.