A Journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step

Jersey Marathon - Oct 2007
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Headway Jersey
Jersey Marathon 2007

I was invited to run in the Jersey Marathon by Headway Jersey ( the marathon is organised by Standard Chartered Bank in association with Headway) and to visit the members in April to open the new Le Coie centre.

April visit.

31st August 2007 : My training has been going OK I think. I did the Pewsey Half at the weekend and I think that if I had not cycled the 20 miles there I could have done it a couple of minutes faster. I am not really sure though, I did not feel as though I could have gone much faster. This might be because I have been doing long endurace things over the last few years rather than these one day events, I suspect that I am subconsciously saving myself for the next day.

4th October 2007 : I feel confident despite having only done 2 runs of 20 miles (actually 18 and 19) and a few of around 15. One of which was on 30 September which I ran at 8:30 min miles and felt ok.
I have no doubts about the distance so I have placed more emphasis on speed and hill training. It remains to be seen how successful this plan is.

Note there is quite a vertical height exageration.

A big thanks to Headway Jersey for sponsoring my visit in October and the opportunity to improve my marathon PB by almost an hour.

Day out with Headway members.

My Marathon race.

Headway members achievements of the day.