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5 Races I’d Love To Run…But Probably Never Will!

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!

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London Marathon

London Marathon

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

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

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

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

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?

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2018 Races

I’ve entered a few races this year so I thought I’d do a quick post about them.

June – Romsey 5 mile Cake and Beer Race

I have to admit I was tempted in to this by the Cake and Beer but was reluctant. Could I get to 5 miles by June?! Anyway Anna and our mutual friend Graham convinced me I could so I signed up. There better be cake left by the time I finish!

June – Gosport Golden Mile 5K Race

I’ve spectated at this race for the past two years but never taken part. It’s a race along the seafront at Stokes Bay. My worry though is that it will be as hot as it was last year. Pretty sure it was around 27-30c!

September – River Ness 10K

I feel like I have unfinished business with this race so decided to give it another go. This time I’m determined to do well and not get shouted at by a marshal. See this post for what I’m talking about.

October – Great South Run 10 miles

You know when you marshal at a race and get caught up in the moment and think “I could do that” so you go home and sign up immediately? Yeah that! Now I think “You absolute fool” Praying I can just get round the course and finish it.

I hope the 5 miler, then the 10K will give me some incentive to keep training and make it to 10 miles for the Great South Run. That’s the plan anyway!

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