Wednesday 27th April: #34
#34 done and I finally passed the one-third mark of my challenge 🙂
Today was tough, haven’t fully recovered from sunday’s run plus I had a bad back caused from lifting and moving heavy stuff, so very happy with finishing time of 1:42’01”
Picked a 10,5 km course and ran two laps, the Ellesmere climb was tough to run twice.
Got a couple of toots on mile 3 but couldn’t make out who it was, found out later that one of them was Susan V., then on mile 8 saw Zak on Castle Walk and on Ellesmere Rd another toot and that was Danny.
Weather looked ok but wasn’t, an icy breeze was blowing.
445 miles completed so far and £501 raised, so all going according to plan (£1 per mile)
Next one is on sunday morning and if anyone would like to run with me for the whole distance or for just a few miles please message me, I could do with the company and better still I could do with someone else planning a route for me, already ran 34 different ones and struggling to think of new ones!!
Sunday 1st May: #35
Another one done, yeayyy!! 🙂
35 in exactly four months, 851 miles still to go.
I enjoyed today’s run,despite getting soaked!
I ended up gate crashing a triathlon event in the Quarry and saw a few familiar faces, exchanged some thumbs up along the way and high fived Grace H. 🙂
I picked a route that I love, the Seven Bridges Road Race, tweaked it a bit and ran it twice to make up the distance.
On km 7 I saw Ian, he was marshalling the tri event by The One Stop coffee shop, trust him to pick a place a few yards away from coffee and cake 😀
He was with Nicola and Clare and rang a bell as I went past.
On km 11 by the BoatHouse Gary M. tooted as he drove by.
I stopped a few times for selfies, I like doing that as you may have noticed.
I feel ok today, all the niggles I had seemed to have disappeared overnight 🙂
I will definitely run this course again later this year, maybe without the tweaks or with different ones.
I might squeeze an extra run this week if I have time, I would like Chester Half in a couple of weeks to be my 40th and Shrewsbury Half my 50th and at the moment they are at 39 and 49.
So next run could be on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Wednesday 4th May: #36
Beautiful morning for #36, started before 11am and was dripping in sweat already by km 3!
Route wasn’t pre-planned, made it up as I went along.
Ran into town, took a selfie in front of Shrewsbury Castle, turned back up Castle Foregate, saw Lee running by the Maltings, went up Sundorne Rd, Featherbed Ln, past the Railway crossing, up Harlescott Ln, turned to Battlefield Link Rd then right towards the tip and turned back when I reached 10,5 km mark.
On the way back the lights where on red at the Crossing, and had to wait a couple of minutes for barrier to lift up. As I set off, my legs felt like jelly, and took me a while to get my rhythm back.
Got a toot from Sandra and Richard (my in-laws) on km 6, found a few coins along the way ( only two 5p and one 20p), and on km 21 when I was almost home I saw Lee again, coming out of school after picking up his little girl Isabella.
838 miles left, next one is on sunday, but might squeeze an extra one in on friday if I have time 🙂
Time to say my thankyous :
1. to all who encourage me and wish me good luck, like and share my social media posts
2. to all who sponsored me so far : £501 plus gift aid raised so far
3. to Gareth from Purity Lifestyle Studio in Wellington for free massage on my calves
4. Joe Williams from UKRunChat for free entry at Shrewsbury Half Marathon
5. Up& Running shop in Shrewsbury for big discount on new Running Shoes
6. Susan Bowes for selling her extra MD 10k entry and donating the money to Cancer Research uk
7. My Family for patience and support and for listening all day to my numbers and stats
8. My brother at La Lanterna restaurant for putting a poster up to raise a bit more
9. To Joe Brocklehurst for looking after my legs for a discounted rate
10 To Sandra ( my mother in law) for helping me raise from family and friends
RRR (beep beep)
Fundraising page: http://www.justgiving.com/Rik-RoadRunner