The Clarendon Marathon was obviously a marathon event but it also allowed runners to join as a team of four and run the race as a relay too. I'd signed up with three others from my running group (Hedge End Running Club). My leg was number 3 but was "only" 7.6 miles. This would be fine but in reality I needed more as I was marathon training. I also didn't want to run a mega long run the day before as I wanted a lie-in and had plans.