Monday, 28 February 2011

Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

The Tunbridge Wells half marathon this weekend, 2200 entrants, and what a difference a year makes!
Last year howling a gale, and pouring with rain versus sunny and blue skies this year.
I had been pinning a lot on this run, when I did this last year I had never run this distance before.. So I should be well ahead of the game.
A had a few targets.

1. Beat last year 1hr.51 mins
2. Run 1hr.4?mins
3. Maybe 1hr.3?mins

I actually ran 1hr 45 mins. So I am happy with that.
For a change I decided to run with music.,. Which quite frankly did my head in! I nearly had a white out. I had to turn it off and slow right down for a while!
Once I had composed myself I felt fine and finished strong. I came 708th! Get in!
I have a lot of running to do this month. Five long runs to go every weekend of over 20 miles each run. And in the week, I will be running 4-5 times, whether that’s mornings or evenings…the light helps now!
I'm going to try and write a little more on the blog, so keep em peeled!
Thank you to my sponsors who have donated prizes for my sponsors to win…
Let me explain. You donate £5.00 to my charity Pepenbury, (click the link on the right) you get a ticket to win one of the prizes below
You donate £10.00 you get 2 tickets and so on
You donate 26.20 (marathon miles) you get a bonus ticket = 6 tickets….etc
Prize List kindly donated by each business
1. Dinner At Thackerys Tunbridge Wells including wine (Beautiful)
2. Overnight stay At Hotel Du Vin Tunbridge Wells
3. Dinner or lunch at Rendezvous French Brassiere
4. £600 pounds worth of home decorations donated by Gisella Graham
(chosen by you from their showroom in London)
5. Cosmetic Hamper from Fenwick Tunbridge Wells
6. Indian Meal or Takeaway at The Spice Tunbridge Wells for 2
7. Family Ticket to Hever Castle and Grounds for a Year, yes a year!
8. Dolphin Parking sensor kit Brand New worth over £100.00, for all you rubbish parkers out there!

For a chance of winning one of these fab prizes donate my going to the Just Giving link on the right of this page

In other news…..
Feralyn survived half/term,
Elliot is going to South America in 2 weeks time for 5 months.
Ted the Cat is ill, and under a VET (new Mortgage applied for)
Imogen fell off a treadmill and in to a glass cabinet- Chelmsford A&E and emergency services are fantastic!
Felix is enjoying his new Yo yo
Ottilie is brushing her hair to within an inch of its life for stars on her star chart.
Our house is a lot tidier now the builders have gone, for now….
And Arsenal disappointed me yesterday!

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