Next week: First biggie – The Humber Half

Next week is my first half marathon – The Humber Half Marathon

It starts just down the road from my Mum and Dad’s house on the north bank of the Humber estuary.
The highlight is definitely going to be crossing the Humber Bridge on the final ‘sprint’ to the finish.

However….there is the little matter of “Cardiac Hill” to contend with first – A mile of continuous climb in a land with no hills.
I do most of my practice runs in the Pennines where I have to go up a steep hill at a some point so I’m hoping little bit of North Lincolnshire hill shouldn’t pose too much trouble.

The route for the Humber Half can be found here

Anyway; more important shizzle – Sponsor me using the links on the right hand side of this blog. And if you you we’re thinking of shelling out loads of money for my wife’s birthday the day before the race, she’ll be more than happy if you donated to CAP or Mind instead 😉 

Bolton Brow Burner (One down – four to go!)

Not me but the "dad beating" Ferdi
Not me but the “dad beating” Ferdi

Sunday saw me take part in the Bolton Brow Burner 10k in aid of local schools.

Really there are two Bolton Brow Burners: a 2.5k fun run followed by the beastie itself.

I treated the fun run as a good warmup but was beaten by Ferdi my 9-year-old by 3 mins 😉 This was a wise move…..

The 10km Bolton Brow Burner is essentially 6km of steep uphill interspersed with a few flat bits and plummeting through a wood trying not to slip on wet rocks or trip on roots.

All-in-all it was awesome – and completely knackering!!!

Next up: The Humber Half-Marathon – 28th June

(You can still sponsor my Summer of Run by visiting the links ——>)


Three 10k, one half marathon and a marathon