Well, the day is almost upon me. Just two days to go now. In fact, in exactly 48 hours time, I should be struggling along with about 2 miles to go, all being well.
I have not done a lot of running this week, just a couple of 5 milers. My last run was Thursday evening, and now i am just resting up for the big day. This is the part of marathon running that i enjoy the most, the bit where you don’t have to run and are encouraged to eat copious amounts of Pasta!
Apparently, there are 2,043 entrants in the Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday. That means, should I complete the course, I will improve on my highest ever placing in a marathon by some 25,000 places. I think that you’ll all agree, that’s some improvement. I reckon I’ll be on for ‘The Most Improved Sportsperson’ award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Earlier on in the week, I heard a rumour that Lorraine Kelly would be running the Marathon.
This has concerned me somewhat. I think that she finished the London Marathon in a time of around 5 hours. That’s a similar time to me. One of my nightmare scenarios for this marathon would be coming down the home straight, locked in a thrilling sprint finish with the queen of Breakfast TV and Great Uncle Bulgaria, with them both beating me on the line. My misery would be compounded by the fact that this would have all been filmed for a reality TV show called ‘Celebrity Runner’.
I have checked the weather for Sunday, and the forecast says showers with a few sunny spells. Hopefully, the rain will hold off for the most part, I am heavy enough without being soaked as well.
I have just passed my target of £1,000 on my fundraising page . Many thanks to everyone who has contributed.
I shall report next week, and let you know how it went.
Have a good Weekend