I ran five miles in Richmond Park yesterday and for the first time in some while felt reasonably injury free. Perhaps the elasticated support on my dodgy calf helped, but whatever, it felt great to be running even in the wind and rain. Running always helps me crystalise my thoughts and two things occurred. First the importance of having goals and second, that this would be the first calendar year since 2001 when I had not run a marathon. Why not then make it a goal to run a marathon before the year end? Insufficient time to train properly, but enough to get round and that’s all I need to accomplish.
The above thoughts led to the decision to launch the Quicksilver Christmas Virtual Marathon 2020. The race will be free to enter, but we will encourage entrants to donate or raise funds for the homeless charity, Crisis at Christmas. All finishers will receive an exclusive marathon medal by post. If you are up for a marathon this December why not enter and do something for the homeless in this very difficult year?
Keep your eyes peeled for the race launch later this week!