Roding Valley half-marathon

There are plenty of pre-London Marathon half-marathons to test one’s mettle: Bath, Brighton, Fleet, Reading, Silverstone. Unfortunately, they are/were all fully subscribed. Hence I found myself in Essex¬† today, taking part in the 29th annual edition of the Roding Valley half-marathon. After running a short loop around Woodford, we commenced a long loop, with the…