Today (09/08/18) was an exciting day. For any runner buying some new running shoes is always an exciting time. It is a new excitement to me as normally I hate buying footwear. I am a size 12-13 and hate paying over the odds just because I have flippers for feet. That said, there is a splendid choice of running shoes and the service I received from ‘Lincolnshire Runner’ was excellent.
As recently announced, I will be part of a team of 8 runners competing at Equinox24, this September. The team is called ‘Team Freedom’ and the aim of Equinox24 is to run as many laps in a 24 hour time period. The laps are 10k in distance.
In September 2018, I will be a part of a running team called ‘Team Freedom’. Team Freedom, headed by Andrew Wrath has been set up to compete in the Equinox24 competition. As a team of 8, we will complete at least 3 10k laps each during the 24 hours period. We are doing this to raise money and awareness of Hope for Justice, a charity whom help rescue and support victims of human trafficking in the UK and overseas. More updates will be posted under this section of my blog.
In October 2018, I will be travelling with Sleaford Striders AC to Bilbao to run in the night half marathon. Updates on the progress to the run and from the run will appear here throughout the summer of 2018. This will be my 6th half-marathon in a year.
2018 will be my first full year of running. It was on the 26th March 2017 that I started to run, partly to help get myself fitter and to help with my mental health. At this point I had already set a determination to beat the social anxiety, that had affected my life for so long but I knew I had more to achieve. I could only hope back in March of last year, that running would be the weapon in my battle needed.
2018 is my first full year as a runner and my first year competing in the Sleaford Striders Athletic Clubs race series. I am by far not going to win the series, I am still learning and getting myself stronger. That said, it is all good fun and for me very exciting. As you maybe able to tell, running has become a big part of my life and a major factor in my recent recovery. I’ll talk about the later in another post.