Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stabannon 10k

My blog posts have been running low of late, and I'm considering that it may be time to call time on this project at the end of the year.  I'll continue to check in with all the great running blogs that I've grown fond of these past years - especially Old Running Fox, Coach Dion, Giorgio, Will from an Ultra Runner's Blog, Ian from Just us and a Few Friends, and many more.  I've enjoyed the experience of being in the running blog brigade, and I intend to post about races run, but only that I feel.

My last race was the Nicola Barry 10k for Cancer Care, in my wife's beautiful home village of Stabannon.  It was a great event - extremely well organised and with a great spirit of togetherness.  Nicola Barry, a local woman who has made a full recovery from that dreaded illness, was the instigator and inspiration for this event.  Teresa, my sister in law, was chief organiser - no one does it better!

As for the run itself, I just jogged it with Benny and came in around 56 minute mark.  I know I could have run considerably faster, but the day called for an enjoyable trot and it certainly was that.  I hope to take a short break from racing between now and Christmas in order to get the spirit going for a good year of running in 2014... this past year has been a disappointing one on the racing front.