Amy Capper and myself took on our first 50-miler along the first half of the North Downs Way. In spite of being right through the middle of Brexitshire, the route has glorious views, especially on a blue-sky day. The first half of the run is relatively flat and easy-going but the next 20 miles contains the bulk of the 1800m of uphill, and the sun was at full power by then. The serenity of the countryside was broken briefly around 32 miles when crossing the thunderous M25, but we could finish to the tune of evening birdsong on the chalk hills of Kent. This Centurion event was really well organised with 6 well-stocked and cheerful aid stations. Amy finished 122nd (20th female) in 10:48:40. I was not far behind (125th, 10:51:53). Quite an adventure!