Only five days to go!

M_white_dark_RGBIt’s only five days to go until the Reading Half Marathon.

The reason the above is significant is that all being well I will be lining up at the start line with thousands of other runners.  It will be the climax of four months of training and commitment.  I am running in the race to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.  My mother-in-law died due to cancer in January and my father has recently been treated for prostate cancer.  If you do not read any further then please go to my fundraising page and donate if you can.

I was planning to write regular training posts but that didn’t happen; a combination of my mother-in-law’s passing and ill children took up most of my time so what follows are a couple of highlights from, at the time of writing, 45 hours and 422 km of running.

I’ve been running up to five days per week since early December and have set a few personal records this month.  My season’s best 10K (52:47) was set at the Goring 10K on the 1st March:

I also set a 5K personal best of 24:32 at Bryn Bach Parkrun:

I’ve been training hard in the hope it will persuade people to part with some cash for Macmillan so please sponsor me if you are able to: