Just a quick update of progress for the Great North Run, coming up in less than 2 weeks.
Considering that I have never run for running’s own sake, only as part of training for some other discipline, this really is a great personal challenge for me.
As part of training for Newcastle University’s rowing team we ran 10km every Tuesday night, up until 2 weeks ago that distance was easily the furthest I’d ever managed to cover. I’m therefore delighted to announce that I’ve survived 12km now, over half the distance of the Great North Run in a time of 1 hour 15 mins, on track to be coming home in under 2 1/2 hours for the event itself.
Our amazing Calvert Trust running vests in purple and green have arrived and been road-tested (actually Newcastle Town Moor tested) and it’s safe to say the SouthPoleAdventure running duo are looking forward to the 16th of September.
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