Morning afternoon, all.
There's been a huge flurry lately here in people signing-up to races left, right, centre, above and below. So, I thought it would be good to have a Central Race Hub (CRH) to discuss the races we have planned and also ones we really, really want to do but can't as yet due to having other races to do, not being up to the distance yet, injury, not able to get into the race itself due to oversubscription and all the other variables there are, all in one place.
This, I do realise, is very dangerous as at least one of us, and in high probability quite a few of us will see races we wish we hadn't and end up signing-up...............!
So, what are you doing, and what is on your Racing Wish List? (RWL)
What I'm doing this year:
September: The Great Yorkshire Run, Sheffield. (10K)
October: The TenTenTen, Sheffield. (10K)
November: Leeds Mo-Run (10K) and the Great Yorkshire Stair Climb. Also Leeds. Both on the same day. (!)
February: Brighton HM. Brighton, funnily enough.
March: Vertical Rush. Tower Race, London. Not signed-up yet - entries not yet open.
June: Hull 10K. (Part of the Jane Tomlinson 10K Series - JTS)
June: Pennine-Lancashire 10K, Burnley. (JTS)
July: Leeds 10K (JTS)
August: York 10K (JTS)
September - Gherkin Run Challenge. Tower Run up the Gherkin. Entries not open yet for next year.
October: Yorkshire Marathon, York.
^^^ There's scope in there for one more HM next year, in preparation for the full M. Quite possibly the Humber Bridge HM.
Races I want to do: (I mean really, REALLY want to do)
Empire State Building Run-up. (!) (And many other tower races)
Great Ethiopian Run, 10K, Addis Ababa
London Marathon (going to enter the ballot in April coming, for the 2016 race)
French Riviera Marathon
Marathon du Medoc (this is something else - basically a 26.2 mile piss-up through vineyards, in fancy dress. The fuel stations have wine, cheese, oysters and all manner of things like that, for God's sake! Google it! ) I actually would like to do this within the next couple of years....
New York Marathon
Belfast Marathon or HM
Titanic Quarter 10K, Belfast
Mersey Tunnels 10K (Really want to do this next year but it's in June and I have two other 10Ks then)
Humber Bridge HM
Great South Run
Loch Ness Marathon (there's also the 10K and HM)
Putney and Fulham HM (don't tempt me or I'll end up in that this October!)
Bridlington 5 Mile Easter Dash
A colour run, anywhere!
Run to the Beat, London (10K)
BUPA London 10,000. (Very, very tempted by this for next May; my May is race-free, so it's possible!)
Plus any number of fun runs. There's others too that I'm sure I've momentarily forgotten about but at any rate, that's enough to keep me going for quite some time! I do want to do some 5 milers too.
Come on then, what have you?