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.
As a bit of fun, I thought I would create a little running timeline highlighting the progress I have made since I started running in March.
The ground was amok with
uneven stones which flowed
amongst the divots, weeds and
To stride up a hill, not once,
twice but four times.
As equally we go down altering
our pose to keep a balance
With trees clad to our right
and a bottomless, brown coloured
lake to the left, fields appear ahead
as we have forgotten what has passed.
What’s next? A badly ploughed field
that no runner can run. Followed this is the
final hill and with legs a sore, we trundle up.
One final push with stiff legs and muscles
that hurt, its a sprint to the finish line
and a medal to sport our neckline, a breathless
joy of completing the run, becomes our minds
and soon we feel that runners high.
Sunday 17th September 2017 saw me take on my second 10K in a month. The first was the Scredington 10k in August and this course was located at Grimsthorpe castle, Bourne.