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1000 miles challenge - April 2017

May 22, 2017

I am month 4 into my 1000 miles challenge to raise money to make a difference to adults with cancer in Northamptonshire. 
The Lewis Foundation had a lot going on this month, so my mileage wasn’t as high as the previous months. However, still managed to fit in 47 miles, which means I still have 771 to go!


However, it can and will be done!


This is what I got up to:


9th April 2017 – Spring Wolf Run
 

 I had begun talking to Claire via Twitter who was as keen to do mud runs as I was when. So, when Claire messaged me last year asking me to do Spring Wolf and a chance to meet in person, I thought why not! At the time I didn’t even think about how cold it could be and as it got closer I was worried I would literally freeze. So with a Dryrobe ordered and compression kit sorted I was ready for a cold run.


However, it I turned out to be one of the warmest days of the year so far! Thank God!


A 10K run I had been wanting to tick off my list for a while, I was really excited about it. So I headed up to the course with my friends Katie and Graeme. We joined Claire and her friends Carla and Andrew. Our wolf team was sorted!


 

 

There was so many people when we go there, all ages and all abilities and a great party atmosphere. Following a warm up and pep talk to hype us up for the race we were ready to go!
This course was a mixture of obstacles, water (grateful for in the heat) and lots of mud! There was lots of climbing of walls and cargo nets, crawling through mud and going through tunnels. When these appear I am in my elements! As we were running, it was getting hotter and hotter. The mud was drying on my skin, who needs to go to a spa! I was grateful for the water wades to cool me down, even if it was muddy as I was so hot.


My best part was actually going on on the water slide, as I am trying to overcome my fear of water. Even though I was bricking it as I was going down and it wasn’t that deep, it is a start. Not as bad as I thought it would be!


 

The time whizzed by and what I love about obstacle racing is everyone helps and supports each other. By time, I got to the finish line I managed to slip over straight into the mud. In the finish line photo below, I couldn’t see as there was mud on my contact lenses and my mouth was full of mud. However, I somehow managed to style out my discomfort. Typically, I was the muddiest and that always seems to be the case!


Once hosed down with the outdoor showers, we enjoyed the sunshine with a picnic and the great atmosphere of this event. I would definitely do it again!


Just Running
So Wolf Run, was my only event in April. Therefore, I spent the rest of the month trying to fit in a run when I can and it has been quite difficult this month. I often run before work, either solo or sometimes with Katie on our gossip run sessions to the sunrise. Though people do find it funny how we manage to talk so much and move at a good pace. 

 

Not had any other obstacle runs or running events planned. However, as I head to the summer months I have a lot coming up. So these runs are preparing me for the summer months and the crazy events that I have lined up.  May as well enjoy the rest while I can!


Thanks as always for the support from: 1000 miles Sportswear Limited, Printed Products, TLC Sports, Boudavida and Seasons Trail.
 
Feel free to contact me if you want to do a run, event or join me in my adventures.
 
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