Being a podgy middle aged man that calls himself a runner I decided to start typing my ramblings, hoping it will help motivate me to run more, it will go off topic at times, lots of it not making sense, to that end I make no apologies……..
I was lucky enough to win a competition in Mens Running magazine to take part in the Reebok Ragnar Relay (White Cliffs), link below:
Reebok, had a pair of those in my teens. Remember them well, Reebok pump basketball shoes – you could actually pump them up via a little basketball on the tongue – they were cool, I was cool. The prize included a pair of Floatride running shoes, shorts and a running top. I must admit the kit is very good !!
A team of 10 – 5 guys in one vehicle, 5 ladies in the other…….The chaps ran the first five legs, then handed over to the ladies who ran their five. It was 30 legs in total, even with my poor maths it is easy to work out how many legs per runner. It was a great event starting in Maidstone and finishing in Brighton, total distance about 170 miles mostly undulating !
The running was good, camaraderie even better, running motivation restored. I find it amazing that you can throw a group of people together from different parts of the country, with different jobs, different running paces and just because we have running in common we all have a great connection, I wont mention what went on in the Jolly boys van, as what goes on tour……
All in all, a great event and mojo restored. Saw something this weekend that sums it up for me….Be more human.
Be wise, be safe, be humble.