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2015 – Goals and Race Calendar

SPEED. DISTANCE. ASCENT.

Sub 20 5k
Sub 40 10k
Sub 1:30 Half Marathon
Sub 3:30 Marathon
Complete 12 Marathons
First Ultra-Marathon Race (75km)
Complete the “Big Three” British Mountain Races: Scafell Pike Marathon, Snowdon Race, Ben Nevis Race
Run Mount Olympus!

18 of 53 weekends already “Race Weekends”. Still to be included are the Blaise Blazers, Towpath, Relish Cheddar and Bath Running Festival races. I’m sure the summer will fill out with more marathons, club races, fast half marathons and hiking, biking, scrambling, climbing weekends! Following Athens, I’ve realised that if I dream of travelling the world and running sky and ultra races, I need to step things up!

I need to be faster. I know I can do those times, I just need to prove it by action. And that should improve my fitness. End of 2014 saw me shave a minute off my 5k PB down to 20:23. Two days later I ran 75km, besting my distance by over 30km! (So much for the 10% rule.) Having completed the original Athens Marathon, Portsmouth Coastal and Greenman in the space of 7 weeks, I want to build myself up over the next year, so that running marathon distance is a regular thing, so that 2016 I can start hitting the international sky and ultra races.

And ultimately, I want to run higher. Since a kid, I’ve been fascinated by the sky, the clouds and beautiful views. Those trails and summits are really calling to me! What better way than running up into them? Olympus (2919m) and Teide (3718m) are two mountains I want to run in the next couple of years. My first run was to discover if I could one day run 10km. I found out very quickly I can. The question for me now is whether I will one day run Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc or Western States 100. Every step of every run gets me closer to my dreams.

So dream big people!

JANURARY

Week 01
Week 02
Week 03 – Sun 18th – Bath Skyline 10k Trail #3 – ENTERED
Week 04 – Sun 24th – Rok The Stones Trail Marathon – ENTERED Week 05 – Tue 27th – Aztec West Fast 5k

FEBRUARY

Week 06
Week 07 – Sun 15th – Bath Skyline 10k Trail Race #4 – ENTERED
Week 08 – Sun 27th – Heartbreaker Trail Marathon – ENTERED
Week 09 – Tue 24th – Aztec West Fast 5k

MARCH

Week 10 – Sat 7th – Green Man Ultra-Marathon – ENTERED
Week 11
Week 12 – Sun 22nd – Bath Two Tunnels 10k #1 – ENTERED
Week 13

APRIL

Week 14 – Sat 4th – Sugar Loaf Mountain Race
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17 – Sun 26th – Hamburg Marathon – ENTERED
Week 18

MAY

Week 19 – Sun 10th – Bath Two Tunnels 10k #2 – ENTERED
Week 20 – Fri 15th – Towpath Series 10k #1 – ENTERED
Week 21
Week 22 – Sun 31st – Bristol 10k – ENTERED

JUNE

Week 23 – Sun 7th – Scafell Pike Mountain Marathon – ENTERED Week 24 – Fri 12th – Towpath Series 10k #2 – ENTERED
Week 25
Week 26 – Sun 28th – Mount Olympus Marathon – SPECTATOR / VOLUNTEER
Week 27

JULY

Week 27 – Fri 3rd – Towpath Series 10k #3 – ENTERED
Week 28 – Sun 12th – Bath Two Tunnels 10k – ENTERED
Week 29 – Sat 18th – Snowdon Mountain Race
Week 30
Week 31

AUGUST

Week 32 – Fri 7th – Towpath Series 10k #4 – ENTERED
Week 33
Week 34
Week 35 – Fri 28th – Towpath Series 5k #5 – ENTERED
– Sun 30th – Severn Bridge Half Marathon – ENTERED

SEPTEMBER

Week 36 – Sat 5th – Ben Nevis Mountain Race
Week 37 – Sun 13th – Bristol Half Marathon – ENTERED
Week 38 – Sun 20th – Bath Two Tunnels 10k #4 – ENTERED
Week 39
Week 40

OCTOBER

Week 41
Week 42
Week 43 – 25th – Bristol and Bath Marathon – ENTERED
Week 44

NOVEMBER

Week 45
Week 46
Week 47
Week 48
Week 49

DECEMBER

Week 50
Week 51
Week 52
Week 53

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2014 RACE CALENDAR, TARGETS AND RESULTS

 JANURARY

Week 03 – Sun 19th – Bath Skyline 10k Trail Race – COMPLETED (1:01:11)

 FEBRUARY

Week 06 – Sun 9th – Bath Skyline 10k Trail Race  – COMPLETED (1:08:59)
Week 08 – Sun 23rd – Heartbreaker Trail Marathon – COMPLETED (4:55:57)

MARCH

Week 10 – Sat 8th – AC Parkrun Hilly 5k #145 – COMPLETED (24:52)
Week 12 – Sat 22nd – AC Parkrun Hilly 5k #147 – COMPLETED (24:27)

APRIL

Week 14 – Sat 12th – AC Parkrun Hilly 5k #150 – COMPLETED (22:25)
Week 15 – Sun 13th – Frenchay 10k Road Race – NOT ENTERED 
Week 16 – Sat 19th – Sugarloaf 11k Fell Race – COMPLETED (1:46:56)
Week 17 – Sat 26th – Cribyn 9k Fell Race – PLANNED

MAY

Week 19 – Sun 11th – Bristol 10k Road Race – ENTERED (Target 42:30)
Week 20 – Fri 16th – Towpath 10k Mixed Race 1 – ENTERED (Target 42:30) 
Week 20 – Sun 18th – Cheddar Challenge 10k Trail Race – ENTERED (Target 55:00) 
Week 21 – Sat 24th – Forrest of Dean 10k/HM Trail Race – MAYBE
[Week 22  – Thu 29th to Mon 2nd – Snowdon Scrambling/Run Attempt 1]

JUNE

[Week 23  – Thu 6th to Mon 9th – Snowdon Scrambling/Run Attempt 2]
Week 24 – Fri 13th – Towpath 10k Mixed Race 2 – ENTERED (Target 42:30)
Week 24 – Sun 15th June – Scarfel Pike Fell Marathon – ENTERED (Target: To Finish!)
Week 25 – Sun 22nd – Cheddar Challenge HM Trail Race – ENTERED (Target 1:55:00)
Week 26 – Thu 26th – Dundry Thunder Run – MAYBE
[Week 26  – Thu 26th to Mon 30th – Ben Nevis Scrambling/Run Attempt 1]

JULY

Week 27 – Fri 4th – Towpath Mixed 10k Race 3  – ENTERED (Target 40:00)
Week 27 – Sat 5th – Fan Dance  24k  Fell Race – MAYBE
Week 28 – Sat 12th – Pen y Fan  6k  Fell Race – MAYBE
Week 28 – Sun 13th – Fan y Big Horseshoe 17k  Fell Race – MAYBE
Week 29 – Sat 19th – Snowdon 17k  Fell Race – ENTERED (Target: To Finish!)
Week 30 – Thu 24th – Purdon Pursuit Trail Run – MAYBE
Week 30 – Sun 27th – Bath Running Festival 10k, HM, M Mixed Race – MAYBE

AUGUST

[Week 31  – Thu 31st to Mon 4th – Ben Nevis Scrambling/Run Attempt 2]
Week 32  – Fri 8th – Towpath Mixed 10k Race 4 – ENTERED (Target 40:00)
Week 33 – Sat 16th – Tough Mudder SW Obstacle Race – MAYBE
Week 33 – Sun 17th – Cheddar Challenge Marathon Trail Race – ENTERED (Target 4:30:00)
[Week 34 – Fri 22nd to Sun 24th – Three Peaks Practice Scafell Pike – MAYBE]
Week 34 – Sat 23rd – Brecon Beacons  30k  Fell Race – MAYBE
 Week 35 – Fri 29th – Towpath Mixed 5k Race 5 – ENTERED (Target 20:00)

SEPTEMBER

[Week 37 – Fri 12th to Mon 15th – Three Peaks Challenge – PLANNED]
Week 38 – Sun 21st – Bristol Half Marathon Road Race – PLANNED (Target 01:32:30)
 Week 39 – Sat 27th – Black Mountains  27k  Fell Race – MAYBE

OCTOBER

Week 40  – Sat 4th – Fan Fawr  3k  Fell Race – MAYBE
Week 40 – Sun 5th – Glencoe Trail Marathon – MAYBE

NOVEMBER

Week 45  – Sun 9th – Athens Classic Marathon – ENTERED