So here we are, last year Nicole, Gail and I all ran the Full Marathon, and this year we were not sure we were going to run this race at all. Until this week (Monday night to be exact), with a fist bump Gail and I promised to sign up for the half marathon. Nicole is still on the fence, but I am going to sign her up tonight at 11:55 pm for the half because I can. There are a couple of reasons why this race is a must for the three of us.
The first is as per the label that I put above, this is 'The Little Marathon That Is All Heart', with a population of 646 (as per their website), this town comes alive with runners which will close to double their population. The whole town appears to get involved with this event from the volunteers at the start to the aid stations and to the rest of the town that comes out to cheer everybody on. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is electric and it is a great time from start to finish. I have not met one person yet who has ran this race who has had a bad experience or anything negative to say. The race director does a great job of organization and communication to ensure that everybody has a great experience. I must say this is one of my favorites to run.
Secondly, we made a promise to some runners last year that this year we were going to bring the beer for the finish line, and all of us being proud members of the local chapter of the Hash House Harriers, this is a promise we cannot break.
This is going to be a interesting run, because realistically none of us have really trained for any type of race, but we will be relying on our determination, good looks and charmisa to pull off a good run (Well at least two of us have the good looks down, I am a little lacking in this area). As Nicole put it, "We are going to suck!", but darn it we are going to have fun 'sucking' (now remember this is a pg rated blog so get your minds out of the gutter!)
Thirdly, I am on the Marathon Poster and the brochure (me, my bare feet and my kilt) http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/6367/brochure.pdf, I cannot not go now, what would my adoring public think if the guy on the poster was not running this event. Can't have that now, can we. Note I will be running this event barefoot but the kilt will be left at home this year, last year it ended up around my ears a couple of times with the wind and I don't want to give everybody a free show (but for the right price, maybe, no nevermind I am happily married).
So if you got nothing planned on Sunday and you are looking for a good time, head out to Treherne and join the fun, its going to be a blast.
Also just to clarify there will be no Early Sunday Run this week, as we will be running in Treherne, see you next week.