So up until tonight 30 days have been completed and as long as I am fit and healthy tomorrow the full challenge will be completed. I have managed one race this month which nearly ended the rest of the months running but it was only a bit of sliding and bumping and a great race in to the bargain, the Pentland 7reservoirs half was a truly excellent event and I thoroughly recommend it for next year.
I ended the year with a small challenge of taking part in a Saturday morning Parkrun, not much of a challenge for a lot of folk but as I work Saturdays and need to negotiate one off they are normally taken up with marathons or ultras. So as this one was the first and only spare in the 2 years since I registered I was down to Strathclyde Park (10 mins from my house) and finally registered on the finish list. It was not pretty and it was most definitely a great workout, a 4th place finish in 18min 32 secs. Only my third ever 5k and a total gutbuster after a week of beer and food but I really enjoyed it and I shall be back whenever I can make it.
Below is the list from the Power of 10 website of all the events they have captured me at this year, although I wonder who entered an event in my name with my SA number as I was not at that event and did not even enter it as MHFS 10k is not mine.
|2012 V40 Victoria Park City of Glasgow|
|5.8ML||34:54||27||L6||Livingstone||Scottish Relays Championships||31 Mar 12|
|12.5K||47:42||4||3||Kirkintilloch||Kirkintilloch 12.5K||12 Feb 12|
|33MMT||3:55:01||5||2||Aberdeen||D33 Ultra||17 Mar 12|
|33MMT||4:00:27||5||Strathyre||Glen Ogle 33||3 Nov 12|
|40MMT||5:31:30||6||Glasgow||Clyde Stride Ultra Marathon 40||21 Jul 12|
|43MMT||6:33:02||5||4||Fort William||Devil O The Highlands 43||4 Aug 12|
|53MMT||9:35:35||37||16||Milngavie||HOKA Highland Fling 53||28 Apr 12|
|10000||37:24.0||12||Coatbridge||SVHC 10,000m Championships||21 Oct 12|
|5K||18:35||14||4||Cumbernauld||ToC Broadwood 5K||16 Aug 12|
|4.8M||29:10||9||3||Coatbridge||SVHC Snowball Race 4.8||2 May 12|
|10K||36:56||10||3||Glasgow||SVHC Open Masters 10K||19 Aug 12|
|10K||37:07||11||5||Glasgow||SVHC Walter Ross 10K||6 May 12|
|10K||48:14||47:43||667||81||Glasgow||MHFS 10K||17 Jun 12|
|10KMT||37:12||7||2||Kirkintilloch||Kirkintilloch Olympians 10K||14 Jun 12|
|HM||80:45||26||15||Kirkintilloch||Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon (Inc BMAF Champs)||7 Oct 12|
|HM||80:50||14||3||Dumfries||Dumfries Half Marathon||23 Sep 12|
|HM||83:06||83:03||6||1||Coatbridge||Monklands Half Marathon||13 May 12|
|HM||87:14||8||3||Perth||Heaven & Hell Half Marathon||8 Apr 12|
|Mar||2:53:24||2:53:22||26||3||Liverpool||RunLiverpool Marathon||14 Oct 12|
|Mar||2:59:55||5||4||Comrie||Strathearn Marathon||10 Jun 12|
|ZRDL||19:29||22||Glasgow||McAndrew Relays||6 Oct 12|
|ZXC||35:04||78||32||Kilmarnock||Scottish National Masters' Championships||4 Feb 12|
|ZXC||50:13||211||Falkirk||Scottish National Championships||18 Feb 12|
|ZXCL||11:59||8||L4||Dumbarton||Dunbartonshire County Relay Championships||20 Oct 12|
|ZXCL||15:59||64||L2||Cumbernauld||Scottish National Relay Championships||27 Oct 12|
So best wishes to all you runners out there and heres to a really enjoyable 2013.