After the Stroud half marathon, my running seemed to go pretty quiet with me only finishing off helping to coach the latest C25K group.That course has now completed and many of that group are now continuing on their journey to reach the 10k milestone.
On the 17th November I took part in the Tough Runner Brechfa Trail Half Marathon. This is held near the village of Brechfa near Carmarthen and was going to be my first trail race running the half marathon distance, all my previous races having been at 10k distance. Upon arrival I bumped into my friend Claire Louise of Lliswerry Runners, I had forgotten that she'd registered for this race and as I'd not run a trail at this distance previously I wasn't worried about my time, but only about finishing, so I told Claire that I was happy just to run the route with her.
|Pre start selfie|
There were plenty of hills, but it was the hill between miles 9 & 10 that was the most difficult.
With only a parkrun distance left to go I had to dig deep on the next few inclines then, finally, I came over the final brow with a descent to the finish line.
So what else has been happening? Well, I've completed a Leadership in Running Fitness course with Welsh Athletics which may lead me to doing the full Coaching in Running Fitness course next year. I felt that in order for me to coach new runners in the C25K courses, I should have a recognised qualification behind me to back me up and make me feel qualified to coach them.
And finally .........
A group from Caerleon RC have been on the parkrun tourist trail and I joined them in the Forest of Dean. But rather me tell you abut it, here is a short video.I hope you enjoy it.