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 – PB is Bedford parkrun (30m elev gain) started the year at 22:04 and wanted to finish under 22 minutes this year.  Ran 21:37 on February 10th, calling this one done for the moment.
  • 10K – PB at the start of the year was 48:35 (adidas Shoreditch City Run w/ 7m elev gain), would like to run under 45 even if only once.  Ran 45:55 on January 14th at VRUK Live 10K then 45:21 on 29th April at Flitwick 10K.
  • 10M – never run a timed one of these!
  • 🏁 HM – PB at the start of the year was 1:47:17 (Bedford Harriers Half w/ 130m elev gain) and wanted to finish under 1:45.  Ran 1:42:44 on February 18th at the MK Winter Half for my sub 1:45, then 1:39:13 on 4th March at the Vitality Big Half w/ 164m elev gain, calling this one done until the summer.


There’s also a scary maybe-but-probably won’t list;