I recently posted on my Facebook Page saying that 2010 had been the best year of my life, I meant that for many reasons.
Just when I thought life couldnt get any better I open up my email account to find that I have been given a “provisional place” in 2011’s WHWR.
The provision being that I complete a 65km off road race as a qualifier, as I have entered the Highland Fling I am hoping that this will be enough to see me book my place at the starting line.
I remember a couple of years ago watching The Adventure Show in which it documented the WHWR, I recall being in total awe at how these normal looking people could run such a distance (95 miles, probably about 120 with incline!)
I was instantly keen on finding out more and it was a great deal down to this programme that I began to take my running a little more seriously. Before long I decided to run 1,311 miles in 56 days and began making plans to run my first Ultramarathon distance.
One thing that bothered me over the last year despite all of my progress and achievements was the lack of many “official” events so in 2011 as well as having my own personal challenged I am keen to enter into more official events so I am currenty signed up or going to sign up to the following
2011 Promises to be another amazing year and to cap all of this, after the West Highland Way Race I plan to run from Edinburgh to London in a zig zag route. I hope to cover 560 miles in just 5 days, thats about 20 hours running every day and hopefully a new Guinness World Record for most miles run in 120 hours.
Bring it on!!!