This wednesday is my next running event, the Clough Taylor 10k at Donington Race Track…..ko = 7pm. My training for this event has not been very good, mainly due to the recent passing of my father and the recent birth of my daughter (emotionally testing times). However I have had a couple of short runs and I felt okay, which is pleasing as i’m hoping that means that i have built up a ‘base fitness’. this 10K kick starts my traing regime for the Cheltenham Half Marathon at the end of September, this will then kick me into my full marathon training this winter. so coming up I have 10k runs at Donington (1st July) , Wythall (12th July) and Cannock Chase (9th Aug).
Donington Race Track is a special place for me as my Uncle Alan used to bring me here to watch motor racing most saturdays during the late 80′s (I reckon we came here over 150 times), we would watch sports cars, F2, motorcycles, classics, even British Truck Racing. To be running around the track is going to be really special for me and to be sharing this experience with my best friend Woody and in remembrance of Brian Clough just makes it extra special.
Lets not forget mind you how bloody hard it is going to be….i’ll let you know how I get on running around Melbourne Hairpin…….along Wheatcroft Straight……through Craner Curves…..sweeping around Coppice and then……….back round again!!