Friday, 1 January 2010

Goodbye 2009...Hello 2010

With 2009 officially over and 2010 about to begin, it's time to reflect on the year gone by and look forward to the year ahead.

By far, the highlight of 2009 was the Paris marathon. Months of training resulted in massive PB's for myself and Julia, and more importantly, we raised over £3000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK, a charity I hold close to my heart. The remainder of the year included lots of smaller, more local races, and I continued to improve steadily throughout the summer and winter months, thanks to a great bunch of fellow CAACers to train with.

Over the Xmas holidays I've competed in two further races. The Fullers Charity Pub to Pub race, which raised money for the Rocky Appeal at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. I also ran the Bushy Park parkrun this morning, to bring in the new year. A race report can be found on my club website on:

2009 was a good year running wise and I achieved many of the things I wanted. 2010 has lots of new and exciting events to aim for, places to visit, and PB's to reach. I hope to continue to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer through PCUK and raise more money over the year. As my mum gets ready to embark on yet another course of chemotherapy treatment, I continue drawing from her amazing courage and strength. She continues to inspire me on a daily basis. I'm fortunate to have amazing friends and family, who are all of the opinion that life if for living and every opportunity must be taken to enjoy it!

With this in are my hopes for 2010, and I can't wait to get started....

Learn to ski (in Hillend)
Learn to cross-country ski (in Norway! 14th-21st March)
Get better at indoor rock climbing
Sub 19 minute 5km
Sub 40minute 10km
1hr30min (or better) half marathon
Reach 75 Munros (I'm currently on 46)

Races I plan / would like to do so far:

Glentress Duathlon (24th January)
Scottish XC Champs (20th February)
Balmoral 10k (24th April)
Barra Half marathon (3rd June)
Kilomathon (3rd October)

plus various cross countries, Borders series and anything else which comes my way...

I look forward to sharing these experiences with my fellow crazy friends. See you all soon!

Happy 2010!!!

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