It started with my sister Wendy asking if I could help her to run her first half marathon, the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Then I was asked if I wanted to run the Round the Amex marathon this Sunday. Well, why not? And a few days ago, I received confirmation of my place in next year’s London Marathon!
The Royal Parks Half Marathon
A great event held on Sunday October 14th. The course took in four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens and passed some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks along the way.
Wendy successfully completed the course with a time of 2:29:34. She was super pleased with that and is now planning her next running challenge!
Round the Amex Marathon
This is a new marathon event organised by Sussex Trail Events. It takes place this Sunday October 28th and comprises 61 laps round the Amex Stadium. There’s a half marathon option too. All proceeds go to the Albion in the Community charity, which promotes football for everyone.
Albion in the Community
- Provides more than 30 different training sessions for people with a disability
- Runs after school soccer clubs and holiday soccer schools
- Works with local authorities, third sector partners and the NHS to provide targetted health and wellbeing programmes across the county
It promises to be a great day. Do come along and support us on Sunday!
After that I will need to get down to the serious business of training for the London Marathon. I am aiming to beat my previous time and run it in less than 3 hours 30 minutes.
If you want to:
- Run your first marathon
- Improve your strength and fitness so you can improve your time
- Go the whole hog and try an Ultra Marathon!
As you can probably tell, I love running marathons and I love helping my clients to run and enjoy marathons too.
You can see a list of all the UK marathons and half marathons here.
There is nothing that compares with the moment when you reach the finish line. Such a sense of achievement!
Call me on 01403 390193 or drop me an email and let’s see if I can help you fulfil your marathon dreams.