Yes, i done it!
Yesterday i ran with the Olympic torch and competed the 13.1 miles in a super fast time of 1:45:37
I feel amazing.
The whole race was an incredible experience and i can see why Birmingham is voted the best supported of the Great Run series and it felt an extra honour and privilege to have ran with the torch.
There are so many people i wanted to thank and you know who you all know who you are. Without you all, it would not of been possible and for that i am truly grateful.
So many people and words of encouragement on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Thank you.
You can still donate here. Might help relieve some of the pain!
I had so many funny comments about the torch, i think it will merit a whole blog post of its own tomorrow.
Preparation is the key.
This time next week, i will be getting ready for the longest run of my life so far, The Great Birmingham Run.
13.1 miles, 21km across the streets of beloved Birmingham. For me. For Hibbs Lupus trust. For inspiration to others that we can all be more active, physically and mentally.
For over 3 months i have been running around the streets of Croydon, Leeds, Rubery, Longbridge and Lickey Hills. Wherever my work or travels take me, i go out on the days in my scheduled training runs.
So far having covered over 260km. Why?
To prepare. To be ready. To improve my chances of finishing.
I want to finish and i’m sure with all the training and preparation, i will finish.
Even though i have added a twist to carry an Olympic torch!