Friday, 22 November 2013

London Royal Parks Foundation Ultra

I've just done the craziest thing and signed up for my first ultra!

As you may know I was pretty upset about not getting a London marathon place again so have been looking for another way to run London.

As soon as I read about the London Royal Parks Foundation Ultra I knew it was something that I really wanted to do! I tried to get into the London Royal Parks half marathon last year but that was also a lottery. There are only a few public entries open for the Ultra so I've been keeping an eye on the site all month waiting for the entries to open and they did so this evening :-)

The route is fantastic as I will be running through parks, over many bridges crisscrossing the River Thames and then following the Thames many kilometres out of London!

It's a 50k Ultra so I should be able to manage it as it's only 8 kilometres more than a marathon and when I ran Copenhagen Marathon 2013 nice and slowly I could have easily kept on going for a while after I finished so I believe I'm ready for this Ultra!

And if not, I have until October 12th 2014 to get ready :-)

Woohoo London here I come!!!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon 2014

I have bought myself a great birthday present for next year.....I have a place in the Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon 2014 :-)

It's on the 4th August so is just after my birthday. I've never been to Dublin before so I also get to add another city to my European tour :-)

This will be my third Rock 'n' Roll race unless I run another before then, of course. I did have my eye on Nice in February 2014 but I'll be running Barcelona and Rome marathons in March!

I also have my eye on either New York marathon 2014 or London Royal Parks Ultra race in Autumn 2014. (that's if I can get a place in one of them).

There are so many places I want to run! Unfortunately I can't travel every month! (even though I really want to)!