The Great South Run turned out to be my last race of 2012. I had planned on taking part in the GRIM original challenge in December but made the decision post laser eye surgery that it wasn’t a great idea.
As the end of the year approaches I’ve been thinking back to the races that I’ve completed in 2012 and having a look at the bling I’ve collected. It’s a lovely little collection!
Brighton Half Marathon – my first and only half marathon completed in 2hr and 36 mins
London Marathon – my first marathon completed in 6hrs and 27 mins
British Heart Foundation Tower of London Jog – 10K completed in 1hr 14 mins
Pride 10K – completed in 1hr 14 mins
British Heart Foundation Canary Wharf jog – 5K completed in ~35mins
Great South Run 10 miles completed in 1hr 56 mins
BUPA 10K – completed in 1hr 18mins with a twisted ankle from halfway.
My favourite medal from this year has to be my London Marathon medal. Completing it just one year after starting running was a huge achievement.
My best performance however was definitely in the Great South Run. I smashed my 10mile PB and also set a new 10K PB in the process.
I am currently training for my first race of 2013 which sees me return to the Brighton Half Marathon. This year I intend to run the whole way and it will be interesting to run a half marathon as a race and not just as part of a marathon training plan.
I have a few other races planned in 2013 – some more halfs and I definitely need to enter a muddy race at some point to make up for missing GRIM this year.