Monday, 1 December 2014
The Start !
Well here goes, starting to write this blog, which in itself is a first, makes things a bit more real now, in that, after about 20 years of thinking about it, June next year, I will hopefully be on the start line as a competitor. I appreciate first posts are usually to offer a profile of the blogger which I will do over the course of next 7 months, but firstly, I just want to thank Manx Telecom for supporting the event and also the army of volunteers, and supporters that make the Parish Walk the great event that it it is. I've been involved in athletics and sport in general for about 30 years, primarily as a competitor, but also as a coach, oh yes ! Its also my day job, so I really apprecaite that with out volunteers willing to give their time, allot of events we enjoy would not happen. As I said at the start, I've never done a blog before, so bear with me, I'll try my best to make it interesting, and hopefully my story/journey might help others to take part in furture Parishes. Training wise, I've got a bit of a plan, plenty of cycling, x training, hopefully a bit of running, the walking winter league, and from February + March, specifically focus on the Parish. I'll be asking lots of questions and picking people brains, who have more experience than me, Ive done a marathon, lots of 10km's runs, cross country events and more recently lots of cycling events, but for me this is a harder and very different challenge altogether. Well I'll stop there for now, I'll give you my next update in a couple of weeks and a bit more frequently after Christmas. Cheers G.