It’s been a strange year with our normal fundraising running events being cancelled and our planned weekends away all being pushed into next year. However as things begin to kickstart again, I’ve decided to (or been pushed into by the events timings) take on 3 races to complete 100 miles within a month – These are the big two events we’ve done for the MS Trust before and then another go at my favourite race.
So on Sunday we took on the Virtual Great North run for the fourth time for the MS Trust, and decided on a change of scenery and headed off to Ladybower. It was much quieter than the main event and lacking supporters, but great to see a lot of other runners out and quite a few with their charity tops on too.
Then this Saturday I will be taking on the 60 (and a bit) miles of the North Yorkshire Coast at Hardmoors 60 — which was a completely new experience for me last year, being out there that long and covering so much ground…. But I loved it and it’s become my favourite races. So I can’t wait for a another go at it. The weather was perfect last year and I’m not expecting that again, as the Hardmoors series has a reputation for unseasonably stormy weather — so I can’t expect 2 perfect years on the trot, can I?
After the success last year we thought we’d try the guess the finish time again, with £3 a guess and £20 to the closest guess — (13 hours and 22 minutes last year- if you are interested). All proceeds going straight to the MS Trust — and it adds a bit more fun for anyone watching my dot move (slowly) along the coast on the tracker — I’ll try to stop for as long this year at the aid stations, as I think a few people got worried when i didn’t move for 90 minutes at Ravenscar, well the good news is I wont do that again as they have removed this Checkpoint!
It should be a nice trot along the coast — how hard can it be?
Finally after a long (2 week) rest I’ll be completing the Virtual London marathon, also in my MS Trust top, to see how the legs are recovering. Just to make it a bit harder, I’ve signed up to take part in the races at Elvington Airfield, so will be looking to push on for a fast marathon time and ideally a brand new shiny PB, after I feel I messed up in Valencia and then haven’t had chance to have another go this year.
It’s a flat course, so should be quick, but I’ve never done a multi lap event, so could be very different to what I am used to.
Then I can have a rest — for 3 weeks until I’m due to do another marathon ……