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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

4 in 4

Hey guys & girls, it's time once again for me to take part in another silly challenge. You may remember my last silly challenge was to complete two marathons in three weeks? Well now it's to complete four half marathons in four consecutive weeks, and it all kicks off this Sunday as follows.

Sunday 30th Sept - Cheltenham half marathon   

This race I am treating as a training run  because due to a niggly ligament injury I haven't been able to get out to do a longer training run since the Port Talbot half marathon.

Sunday 7th Oct - Cardiff half marathon
Last year I was aiming to complete this race in under two hours, but it wasn't to be and I finished in 02:01 so I will attempt a sub two hour finish again this time around.

Sunday 14th Oct - Zafiro Palma Majorca half marathon 

Now I am really looking forward to this one! I'm just going to treat this race as a fun run and not be bothered about my time. I just want to take in the atmosphere and the sights and enjoy the experience of my first overseas race. I have to say that the organisers are really on the ball with a pre race pasta party and post race party in the park also, plus a host of other kids and family events taking place from Thursday and over the weekend. It is also my birthday on the Monday so I've booked four nights in a spa hotel and not flying home until the Tuesday, so after the race it'll be a soak in the hot tub followed by drinks by the pool and then head into town for the party.

Sunday 21st Oct - Stroud half marathon   
I ran this race last year, and although there is nothing particularly special about it, in as much as atmosphere or sights to see along the route, it is a PB course, and in fact many of my club mates got PB's, including me and my first sub 2 hour race. The other thing about this one is that it is usually our last half marathon of the road racing season, so last year about 30 of us from Caerleon took part and then after the race we headed off to a lovely Cotswold country pub where we had a fabulous roast dinner, and that is the plan again for this year.

I then have a couple of other runs planned for early November, and then it's time for me to put my feet up and have a rest, other than the usual club runs.

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