So after the success of the Winter Run last week I decided it was time to look at my plans for the rest of the year and start to plot out the running I want to do. I already had a couple of races booked for the summer but I’ve decided I like the idea of running a 10km every month, so have been looking around to find some other events to take part in.
So next up in March is the Adidas City Run in Fulham and I have to admit i’d completely forgotten about this one! I booked it back on New Years Day taking advantage of a discounted rate and then promptly forgot all about it. After last weeks run I spent quite a bit of time going back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to book a place, if I could justify the price, and then I got an email from them offering me a discount for another run because I was booked to run in Fulham! So a quick check of my emails and I found my booking confirmation, so I guess i’m running around Fulham in a few weeks!
Currently i’ve got no race planned for April, but am looking at maybe going to Brighton and doing the 10km at the Brighton Marathon weekend. Alternatively I might look at one of the Run Through events as i’m keen to give them a go.
May could be a busy month – i’m already booked in to run the Vitality London 10,000 over the bank holiday weekend. And this will be a bit different as i’ll be running this one for Oxfam. My birthday is just two days before and i’ve decided to donate it to charity this year, so instead of any presents or celebrations i’m asking my family to donate to Oxfam instead. In May i’m also considering taking part in the London 10 Mile event in Richmond. This would be another step up in distance if I did it, but considering my plans for the second half of this year that’s something I definitely need to consider.
June is currently empty but July will see me back running through Central London, this time taking part in the British 10km with Virgin Sport. Having enjoyed running the closed streets of Central London last week i’m really looking forward to this event in July.
And then after this the only event i’ve got planned is a big one – i’m officially all signed up for my first half marathon in October! I entered the ballot for the Royal Parks Half Marathon a week ago and on Friday I got the email to say that I didn’t have a place, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me. So I went straight to the Macmillan website and signed up to join their team. I’ll probably write separately about this, but i’m so happy to be doing my first half marathon and doing it for a charity that means a lot to me!
So with my first half marathon booked in the question remains what over events should I be doing in the months running up to October?