That’s me, the non-running runner. The over 50 non-running runner. Out of 110,000 people in this challenge, I am in the top 8%. Well I was yesterday, as the pic proves. This probably is the best achievement I’ve ever had, whether sporting or academic.
Except maybe for eating chocolate, I think I can confidently say I was in the top 8% (probably in the world), for eating chocolate. But this running achievement is transitory, it’s early days and there’s a whole uncertain, scary year still to run.
No resting on laurels then…. let’s see what today will bring. I don’t want to end up as a punch-drunk fighter saying ‘I could’ve been a contender’.
It was cold, but clear and I was dressed in black like a ninja. I actually ran like a walrus, not a ninja, but still I went out.
Despite being a slow runner of some repute, I am delighted to say I am still in the top 8% of the global challenge. That’s twice now I have appeared here. I am gloating, yes I am! The running, slow, walrus is gloating; pride will undoubtedly come before a fall…
Born In The USA – The Boss
Everything Must Go – The Manics
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
By The Way – Red Hot Chilis
Boombastic – Shaggy
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Let’s Stick Together – Bryan Ferry
Save A Prayer – Duran Duran (twice in succession)
Is Vic There? – Department S
Doginabag – The Fratellis
Wonderwall – Oasis
Strong – London Grammar
Enola Gay – OMD
I Try – Macy Gray
Sex-O-Matic-Venus Freak – Macy Gray
Average Pace 7:01 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 21m
Alzheimer’s Challenge Update
Kms Run To Date 160.31
Kms to Run 1857.69 (slowlee, slowlee, catchee monkee)
Running Streak – Day 5