My Race Plan – 2018

This is my rough plan for 2018 – not everything on the list will get booked as events clash and life can get in the way.

Big 2018 challenges are going to be Oakley 20 in March because the distance on a hilly road route scares me a little but I’m curious enough to try, then Grimsthorpe 10 Gallop (new name) in June because I ran there in 2017, beautiful course, lovely atmosphere… it’s hilly, multi-terrain trail and one hill on the 10K broke my resolve last year – this time I’m doing the HM.

Other than that would like to chase some PBs

  • 🏁 5K – Started the year at 22:04 (Bedford parkrun) and wanted to finish under 22 minutes.  Ran 21:37 on 10th February at Bedford parkrun, then 20:19 in May at Rocket 5K, followed up with 20:34 at Great Denham and 20:38 at Bedford.
  • 🏁 10K – Start of the year at 48:35 (adidas Shoreditch City Run) and wanted to finish under 45 even if it was just once.  Ran 45:55 in January at VRUK Live 10K, 45:21 in April at Flitwick 10K, then 44:21 in May at Silverstone.
  • 10M – never run a timed one of these!
  • 🏁 HM – PB at the start of the year was 1:47:17 (Bedford Harriers Half) and wanted to finish under 1:45:00.  Ran 1:42:44 in February at the MK Winter Half for my sub 1:45, then 1:39:13 in March at the Vitality Big Half with a very similar time at Rock n Roll Liverpool.