Running: Morrisons Great Manchester Run

In just three and a half weeks (eep, that close already?!) I’ll be running the Great Manchester Run. It will be my second 10k race, with my first being almost two years ago. To say I’m getting nervous would be a bit of an understatement!

CHARITY
This year, I decided to run with the primary charity of the race. For the past 3 years, I have done the Race For Life every summer, and I plan to do it this year, so with this in mind I really wanted to help support a different charity. The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity aims to help the hospital provide additional resources for the patients and families.

I’ve never raised money for this charity before, and it is something that it really important to those children. I’ve started a JustGiving page here (and it’s looking lonely!) and would really appreciate any small donation that you can give.

DISTANCE
It’s doable, that’s for sure. I ran 10k a couple of weeks ago and managed it in 66 minutes. My goal was to finish the race in under 60, but as long as I get under 69 (my first race) I’ll be happy. I did read somewhere that Manchester is one of the flattest races? Never found that source again, but I hope that’s true!

The distance isn’t worrying me because the atmosphere at a race is always great, and with this being such a big one I’m thinking more about the exciting things I’ll see along the way!

PLAN FROM NOW
Due to Easter and volunteering at South Lakes this past couple of weeks, I’ve only done one run. The goal is to:
+ Run at least 3x per week.
+ One long run each week, hopefully getting to over 10k.
+ Sort out my diet – eating well and staying off sugary drinks!

I’m running out of time, but I know I can do it – I just want to push myself that little bit further.
Anyone else gonna be there?

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