Mousehole - an idyllic Cornish harbour - in the distance the stretch of the run from Penzance to Marazion
Here's a copy of my post on the Sally Army marathon runners website that I posted after the run yesterday.
me at times reflecting on what happens when you lose the continuity of building up the ...stamina, long run after long run. Missing out last Sunday was making a difference - and it was still windy! But I persevered and got into the centre of Mousehole - for the first time - in 85 minutes.
|Grey-haired and red top - coming up fast on the outside - the start of the 10K at Broome in Suffolk in the summer of 2012|
I thought I would use this blog to give you some images from 2012, the last full year we were in East Anglia before moving to Cornwall in January 2013. I was still a member of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club fresh from the personal thrill of my first marathon in London in April. Every summer, the Black Dogs organise a series of 10 K runs in the evenings around Broome. The images that
|Still near the start and still feeling strong - it became harder!|
follow are from the first of those three races. I gave it my best shot but I could only manage a time of 61 minutes and 19 seconds. I remember being so disappointed. It had felt faster. I realised I would have to accept that my 59:40 for the Wymondham New Year's Day 10 K in 2009 was going to be the last time I would get under an hour. My fastest time had been in 2005, in the second of the Broome 10K series, when I recorded 56:49 shortly after joining the Black Dogs.
|Heading for the finish line - fighting for every step - bloody-minded determination!|
Here's a link if you haven't yet sponsored me in my Sally Army run - and would like to ...
My Virgin Money Giving website page is the place to use for donations if you would like to support my run and the Salvation Army and their specific charity focus: the Swindon drug rehabilitation unit. Here is a link to this page:
And a big thank you if you do decide to give to the Salvation Army!