Barefoot and blistered…

Way back in January, I put together a list of goals I had for 2012. Whilst working towards some of these goals, that list has been slightly revised.

The original running goal was to run 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon within a 12-month period. I’m now at the stage of training where running 5k is a four times a week event, so not that big a challenge. And I’ll soon be knocking off at least one 10k per week.

So here’s the revised plan. Between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2013 I aim to:

  • run at least one sub-20 minute 5k;
  • run at least one sub-50 minute 10k;
  • run the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2012;
  • run the Virgin London Marathon 2013; and
  • do all of the above without running shoes.

That’s quite a list. And because I’m insane, in October 2013 I want to add the Royal Parks Foundation Ultramarathon to the list. Just because.

So here’s the deal. My first 10k race of the year is coming up on May 27. I’m running the BUPA London 10,000 on behalf of Mind, the charity I ran for when I did the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in 2010. And I need your help, specifically I need your money.

Please visit my Barefoot and blistered… sponsorship page if you want to help out, and give as much as you feel you can. If you are a UK resident taxpayer, please remember to fill in the Gift Aid details, which will ensure money goes to charity, not to the taxman.

Wish me luck!

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