Less than six weeks to go and I already have 14 people confirmed to run with me for the final run of the challenge in Bath on 28th July.
Yesterday marked 40 half-marathons since I broke my femur in November, and I’m delighted to have been able to get back so soon after such a serious injury! Really looking forward to the next 18 runs of the challenge and celebrating with lots of people I have met along the way for the final event.
A summary of the past few weeks:
52/80 – IGUN School Run Calverley [22nd May]
I competed in the It’s Grim Up North Calverley School race and added 11.1km before the start to make it up to a half-marathon. My first sprint finish of the challenge as someone raced me to the finish line and I managed to hold on!
53/80 – Sunny Friday Evening [24th May]
A lovely sunny evening ahead of my track half-marathon on the Sunday!
54/80 – Leigh Track Half-marathon [26th May]
53 laps around a track on a rainy Sunday morning! I was delighted to get my new PB of 1:39:33. This was also my fifth half-marathon in 11 days.
55/80 – The End of Month Six [30th April]
The end of month six saw me reach 55 runs towards my target of 80 half-marathons in eight months. I completed this run around Pontefract Racecourse.
56/80 – Sniffly Saturday [1st June]
I had a cold, so thought I’d try to run it off! A run around Pontefract Racecourse again, followed by pizza and the Champions League final. Needed a few days’ rest after this one, as I wasn’t feeling too sharp.
57/80 – Rugby Challenge by Big Bear Events [6th June]
(Almost) recovered from my cold, I managed a half-marathon distance at Rugby Challenge. The Big Bear events are always brilliantly organised and the routes are great. Had a lingering cough, so was hoping I’d be able to shake it by Settle Trail Half-marathon on the Sunday.
58/80 – Settle Saunter [9th June]
Trails in the Yorkshire Dales with my friend Annabel. We made the mistake of not looking up the route beforehand – it was a lot hillier than we realised it would be! Amazing scenery and a pie and pea supper to finish. Awesome event!
59/80 – Treadmill Half [11th June]
A treadmill half-marathon to make up for the run I missed when I was ill the week before.
60/80 – Solo Trails [12th June]
My trail race was cancelled this evening due to flooding, so I headed out on the trails alone between Leeds and Bradford. A rainy run, with great scenery.
61/80 – IGUN Summer Canal Canter with Lucy [15th June]
Another brilliant It’s Grim Up North Event. The rain managed to hold out and as always there was cake, chocolate and beer (or cider) waiting at the finish!
62/80 – Roundhay and Out [17th June]
My 40th half-marathon since my injury was another rainy run to Roundhay Park in Leeds and out. 18 to go!
If anybody else is interested in running the final event of the challenge in Bath on 28th July, please get in touch with me!