As we are approaching the end of 2017 I collected all the medals from this year, ready to be put away. They are a great reminder of all the running I have done over the past 12 months.
I started the medal collection in February with a night run (in light snow and freezing temperatures) at Osterley Park. It was a fun and definitely different experience, running with head torches, and trying not to trip over the tree roots! The enthusiasm at this event of a particular person, Claudia, who was one of the personal trainers in my outdoor gym group was definitely infectious. Tragically she was killed in a cycle accident later in the year. We all miss her, and whenever I am doing interval runs I think of her.
Two half marathons (best time 2:00:37) and five 10k's (best time 53:41) later and I am very happy with the collection.
Although I haven't posted very much in this forum I have kept up with it, and followed everyone's running journeys with interest and many times with awe. The stories of runners overcoming mental and physical obstacles to achieve amazing things is always inspiring.
Happy New Year everyone, and I hope 2018 brings many happy adventures for you all. Keep on running! 🍾