Showing posts from July, 2015

Run Walk Ride for Rwanda - BTR Liverpool Tour of Merseyside

The first leg of Run Walk Ride for Rwanda is the BTR Liverpool Tour of Merseyside - itself a multi-stage event of six races in seven days Sun 5th July:   Southport half marathon - 13.1 miles Mon 6th July:  Thurstaston beach race -  6.1 miles Tue 7th July:   Sustrans 10 mile race - 10 miles    Wed 8th July:  A well-earned rest Thur 9th July: Halton 5 mile race - actually 5.1 miles Fri 10th July:  Huyton cross-country - 6 miles Sat 11th July:  Wirral coastal run - 12 miles A total of 52.3 miles, just about a double-marathon distance. The event(s) went as well as could be expected, with some good results and some not-so-good. I wasn't looking forward to the half marathon and struggled between 5 and 10 miles, but recovered to finish in 114th position. Monday was hard, especially on the beach, and I finished 118th. I felt better on Tuesday and finished strongly to take 106th. Wednesday was a welcome break, and Thursday's 5-miler was fast and furious finishing in 104th.

Run Walk Ride for Rwanda

After cycling in the Scottish highlands, back to running. Or more accurately, running, walking and riding. Over summer I will be completing 182 miles - the distance of seven marathons - in a series of events: Run the BTR Liverpool Tour of Merseyside: six races in seven days, totalling 52 miles - a double marathon Walk the Liverpool Loop and Cheshire Lines paths from Hunts Cross to Formby - a marathon walk Ride to Southport and on to the Forest of Bowland and back via Preston - a quadruple marathon The events will take place during July, August and September, and I will be hoping from support along the way. More importantly I will be looking for sponsorship to help fund the rebuilding of Shyira Maternity Hospital. It needn't be much - I'm not expecting a pound per mile or anything like that, although £182 would be very welcome. Even a penny per mile would be welcome! So if you want to make a difference to the lives of women and their babies in Rwanda, please spons