Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Starting to make plans for 2012

After a really lovely run at The Derwentwater 10 at Keswick on Sunday, I decided to enter The Brampton to Carlisle road race.  This is the oldest road race in Britain and this year will be it's 60th anniversary, so looking forward to a good day out.    I have done this race a few times, it's always a good club outing.  At this moment in time however I'm not sure whether I will be running or supporting as I have been struck low with a bloody awful cold, barking better than the dog.  Managed 3 miles on Monday night and will give Thursday night a try then I'll decide what the plan is.

At Keswick I got chatting to a chap as we were running along and he recommended The Coniston 14, I have thought about this race before but was frightened that it might be a bit tough for me.  The chap however was quite persuasive so  I looked up the website and checked out the finishing times, bit the bullet and have now entered.  

At the moment the 2012 race list is
January    -   That's Lyth - 23 miles,  trail type terrain.
March     -    Coniston 14  -  14 miles road and plenty of undulations.
May        -    Marathon of the North - 26.2 miles - distance and flat - hoping for a decent time.

I have other races in mind but no definite bookings made for them yet, plenty of time to get them organised after Christmas and New Year.

Would also like to find some sort of bike challenge to train for alongside the running training.

Will update shortly on what happens next Saturday at Brampton.


  1. Hope you get over your cold Susie. I am also thinking of doing the Coniston race. Stay confident and you will be fine on the 50. Hopefully we will meet up on the Recces or races.

  2. Hi Susie,

    Hope your cold gets better soon. Just a thought, a lot of my colleagues @ Tickhill running club attend the Coniston 14 and it's a highlight of their year! I'm sure you`ll have a great trip!. Best wishes for a trouble free winter and of course for a successful 2012