We’re all guilty of seeing our friends complete races and thinking “I’d love to run that one” I’m the same, but the reality is, I’ll probably never enter 90% of them! Here’s 5 races I’d love to run, but probably never will!
The London Marathon for a lot of runners is THE race! It’s the one we try to enter in our droves but only a few get one of the exclusive ballot places. I’d love to run it, running through the streets of our capital would be absolutely amazing. But let’s face it, I’ll never get in and I’ll also probably never run a marathon.
Round Sheffield Run
For those that don’t know, I haven’t always lived on the South Coast. I’m originally from Sheffield and the picture above is taken from the park at the end of the road I grew up on. I have so many memories from playing in the park as a child and then hanging around in it for hours on end as a teenager. This race does a huge loop of the city running through the parks and countryside. Did you know Sheffield is the greenest city in England? The race is almost a half marathon distance but oh my word the hills! Sheffield is a very hilly city too and boasts one of the steepest roads in England.
Windsor Half Marathon
I love Windsor! Such a beautiful town. I once entered this race, but then had to pull out as that’s when my 3 year injury started that stopped me running completely whilst living in Sheffield. I didn’t start again until I moved South. I love how you run up The Long Walk. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on my blog before but I actually quite like the Royals too so this one ticks a few boxes for me.
Portsmouth Coastal Marathon
I hear such good things about the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon. But then there’s the flipside, and the flipside is probably why I’ll never sign up. Firstly, the boggy area the runners are going through in the picture? Apparently you can lose a shoe in there! And secondly, if you don’t make it back quick enough the tide comes in and that shoe you lost, will soon be very wet!
Gosport Half Marathon
Technically I’m not allowed to sign up for this race as my running club, Gosport Road Runners, host it. But it’s right on my doorstep and it’s a route I know well. However I’ll probably never sign up to it, not just because I can’t, but because I run that route all the time for free!
Do you have runs you like the look of but will never run?