Monday, 29 March 2010
With less than four weeks to go until the Three Peaks, me and Gav thought it was about time to put some serious training in.
Following a couple of laps of Otley Chevin last Sunday and a wet 10 miler to Garforth on Wednesday (see after picture - right), we planned a new circuit around Temple Newsam with plenty of hills to test the legs and stamina. 16 miles later, we were both pretty knackered (I needed an hour's kip in the afternoon to recover) but by the end of it we felt like we were on the right track (and only 7 miles short of 3 Peaks distance).
We also clocked the first half-marathon in 1 hour 45 minutes which, if we could keep the same pace in the Yorkshireman, would see us in the top 2 going on last year's results.
A big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far, we are already on over £120 plus gift aid in the first week!
Monday, 22 March 2010
On the 24th April, I will be running The Three Peaks Race, which traverses the famous Yorkshire Dales Mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside covering 24 miles including heights of 2,500 feet above sea level.
Then, on 9th May I will attempt to run the Leeds Half marathon in under 90 minutes before taking on the Full Yorkshireman fell marathon on 12th September with the aim of breaking into the top 5 pairs.
The reason I’m doing all this is to raise money for research into the causes and potential treatments for MS my sufferers. My brother Ben was diagnosed with MS nearly seven years ago now and has shown great strength and courage in dealing with the variety of unpredictable and debilitating symptoms that affect MS sufferers on a daily basis.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit: www.justgiving.com/uphilltask or see me for a sponsrship form.
I will be updating my blog regularly with training info pictures and the results of the races, so please pop back from time-to-time.