Tuesday 26 February 2008

Burnley Keith rides again!

The 3100 mile run across the USA is a long way off but that hasn't stopped Burnley Keith (pictured) from pledging 2 weeks of support.  That leaves about 96 days of support to fill!  

Unlike the John O'Groats to Lands End run, the next event will require mobile accommodation.  It would be really difficult and very expensive to try and book hotels etc in the USA for such a considerable distance.   I'm going to have to acquire a motor home of some description.  On the cheap of course!  

Sunday 24 February 2008

Out with the old!

It's time to gear up for the next big challenge and the new banner and text around the blog will hopefully start things off on the right foot.  

Watch this space for further modifications and more regular updates.

Training going very much to plan!

Well it's been almost 2 months after the Christmas break and I can safely say that my training in 2008 is going to plan.  It's all about time on my feet at the moment in an attempt to get as many miles in as family/work life allows.

I was quite pleased with a 7 minute 50 second mile last week.  This happened on the last mile of my favourite Town Moor run.  

As per usual the staff at Northern Rock have been full of encouragement and support.  There is hardly a mile where I'm found running on my own.  Even when I'm lagging behind the lads tend to slow down for me or double back.  This can't be doing their training any good!  Thanks then go to Carl Hudson, John Brettell, Jonathan Jobe, Pete Maddison and Carlton Fletcher.  I'll get quicker lads I promise!  

Also worth a mention is the one and only Jimmy Bell (pictured at last year's Great North Run as a spectator).  This lad has put up one hell of a fight against cancer and made his competitive comeback last week in a cross country race.  Jimmy continues to be an inspiration to everybody, myself included.  He is so modest and neglected to mention this week that his comeback made it into the Evening Chronicle.  Welcome back Jim!