Which came first the baby or the marathon? As I write this several week after the fact then most, if not all will know the answer. Zachary Tomasz White was very good and arrived a whole 11 days late ensuring the weeks of training were not wasted (there was a backup plan of London but I’ll get back to that at the end).
This year I was one of the many spectators to witness one of my favourite Marathons – I was the designated driver, as Steve Tichopad, Kirsty Wilson and Magdalena Zaremba were running, thought it best I should drive. We picked the kids up – Kirsty, Mags and Kadi and had a rather noisy drive to Manchester, Kirsty and Mags never shut up from getting in the car to arriving at Manchester! Excited is an understatement!
I saw this advertised back in November and happened to be speaking with Judy Nicholson at the Leven Pack Run. She told me how good a race it was and that a few of our members would regularly travel there a few years ago. I know Guy Gibson had run it in 2016 so I thought ‘Why not?’ and duly entered, intending to pick up training around Christmas. Everyone had said the race is OK until about 8 miles then you need to get back to Baildon over the moor so starts to climb….erk alors, I’m not that good on hills! I had vague recollections of other club members entering the event, but more of that later.
Following on from The EHH Good Friday Hill race Sheila and myself travelled down to Warwick for the weekend. Despite tired legs from the hill race the plan was for me to take in Leamington parkrun on the Saturday then for both of us to compete in The Massey Ferguson Running Club 40th Anniversary 10k race at Stoneleigh.