I’ve not posted about running for ages. Truth is I’m not running much at the moment at all. Since the London Marathon back in April and the resultant injury I’ve run one 10K race and some sprint sessions as part of Extreme Inferno. That’s it.
Am I missing it? A bit, although the hot weather in London at the moment is making me thankful for the fact that I don’t have any big races on the horizon. I have dropped out of Tough Mudder (more about the reasons why in another post) and while I’m focussing on fat loss and 100% committed to EI I’ve decided to keep any running I do to 5K maximum for the foreseeable future.
One thing I do miss is having an event to look forward to and prepare for. Since I can run a timed 5K for free every Saturday morning with parkrun I find it hard to justify shelling out cash to run a 5K race. But this summer I’ve found a couple of events that are a bit different which will give me something to look forward to.
Tomorrow I’m taking part in Pretty Muddy a 5K muddy obstacle course organised by the people behind Race for Life. Having done Tough Mudder and The Major Series I’m not expecting it to be too intense, it’s designed for women of all abilities to complete, but as I’m doing it with a group I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Then on September 27th I’ll be taking part in Run or Dye – a new event which claims to be the worlds most colourful 5K. I’ve not done one of these kinds of events before but it looks like it’s going to be messy! Check out the promo video and see for yourself.
Again, I’m taking part with a group of people which will make it even more enjoyable. And you can join in the fun if you want to.
My friend, PT and blogger Danielle has a discount for the race where you can get £3 off the entry fee when registering and using the code SIMPELLE. The code is valid for any of the events across the UK.
Even better than that I have two free places worth £27.99 each for any of Run or Dye UK event to give away. If you’d like to win these for you and a friend all you need to do is leave me a comment and I’ll pick a winner at random ( i.e. I’ll put the names of everyone that’s entered into a bowl and get Mr J to pick one out).
The competition is open for two weeks and I’ll announce the winner on this page on Sunday 9th August.