I’ve been thinking about the races I want to do this year. Last year I ran a couple of club 10k races and the Great Scottish Run half marathon, Glasgow. This year I want to run a couple of half marathons and maybe *whispered* my first marathon in the second half of the year.
I think I prefer the idea of scenery over mass city start. My first half was the Half BraemarAthon, starting in the village of Braemar, following the Linn of Dee Road to the Cairngorm National Park and back (see photo at top of page). There were 100 runners, I had no expectations other than not finishing last (which I didn’t) and I kept thinking to myself how lucky I was to be there (despite the mile long hill at mile 11).
So with that in mind and after reading this month’s Runner’s World I decided on the Mull of Kintyre Half. I went to book my place last night only to find that it sold out in 48 hours at the beginning of the month.
For my first marathon I was very tempted by the Loch Ness Marathon on the 28 September. However I have been warned that it is VERY hilly and I’m really not sure I can do very hilly.
So now I’m not sure what to do. Any suggestions? My preference would be Scotland or the North of England, though I would consider most places for a stunning location or London, South/West London as my sister lives in Chessington so free accommodation!
Janathon effort today was a full core-strength programme while the wine chilled in the fridge. Wine is now open 🙂