Wednesday, 23 December 2009

That was the year that was........

....12 PBs and a broken ankle.....

1 January - Portobello Promathon (4 miles) 31:42 PB
18 January - East District XC Dunfermline (6k?) 37:32
24 January - Devil's Burden Relay (Leg 1) 75ish minutes
24 January - Devil's Burden Relay (Leg 4) 60ish minutes
31 January - 40th Birthday run (40 miles!!) 9ish hours
12 February - BROKEN FECKIN ANKLE FFS!!!
4 April - Scottish Road Relays (3.2miles) 28:31
30 April - Kinross 10k 54:54
9 May - Cateran Trail Relay Race (Leg 1) 77ish minutes
17 May - Strathallan 5 Mile Road Race (5 miles) 43:49
22 May - Black Rock 5 (4.5 miles) 39:58
18 June - Carnegie Harriers Time Trial (3 miles) 23:06 PB
25 June - Milnathort Dash (5.5 miles) 43:31 PB
1 July - Brig Bash (5 miles) 40:07 PB
3 July - Friday Night Series (1 mile) 7:42
17 July - Beveridge Park 5k 25:04 PB
29 July - Tour of Fife Day 1 (Chicken Run 5 miles) 40:23
30 July - Tour of Fife Day 2 (Beach Race 4 miles) 30:20 PB
31 July - Tour of Fife Day 3 (Uphill time trial 2.25km) 17:45 PB
1 August - Tour of Fife Day 4 (Forest Race 5 miles) 40:05 PB
2 August - Tour of Fife Day 5 (Trail Race 3.7m) 33:26
9 August - Forth Road Bridge 10k 49:57 PB
20 August - Graham Clark Memorial Race (3.9m) 29:57 PB
6 September - Great Scottish Run Half Marathon 1:53:21 PB
27 September - East Neuk 10k 49:20 PB
4 October - Loch Ness Marathon 4:02:27
24 October - Scottish XC Relays (4km) 29:20
7 November - Tinto Hill Race (4.4miles) 60:23
14 November - Braid Hills XC (3 miles) 27:53

So for a girl with a broken ankle, I managed to fit in the odd race with a PB or 2 to boot. I also managed a 2nd F placing in one of the Friday Night Series 1 mile races but by default rather than talent. I also managed 2nd F40 at the club's road running Grand Prix, again because I happened to turn up but hey someone's got to......

Highlights for 2009 then:
  • The 40 mile birthday run is the achievement I'm most proud of. Going from a maximum training run of 14 miles to 40 was something else but I have a lot to thank the company for.
  • Getting under 50mins for a 10k not once but twice!
  • Getting under 2 hours at the Glasgow half.
  • Loch Ness marathon - the training itself was joyous to do and it makes me think that longer distances are more my thing than shorter ones
Despite the good bits however there were some very low points but I'm not going to dwell on them right now. Overall, I can take a lot of positives from the year and look ahead to 2010 with a fresh enthusiasm.

So what will 2010 bring? Well, having enjoyed the training for Loch Ness so much I'm planning on doing the Highland Fling (53 miles of the West Highland Way). I do like a challenge after all. Training for this will be tough with the complications of life getting in the way of training but at the point where my legs feel like giving up, I'll be relying on my head leading the way.

1 comment:

  1. All in all not a bad year's running Lesley.

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