Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Out of Retirement and into the Fire......

It's been a long time since I last wrote a blog post and I have loads I could write about, giving Eziekel Kemboi (the Olympic 3000m S/C Champion) a lift from Bristol to Heathrow, being thrown out of the Olympic athlete village, my dad's inspirational story about his fight with cancer ( or the amazing time I had living in London during the Olympic games.

But after a very short retirement I have my first race this weekend, and it will be a big step into the unknown as I will be doing my first ultra marathon, the RING-O-FIRE, 131miles over three days!!! Day 1 is 32miles, day 2 is 64 and then a nice easy 35miles to finish me off on the final day. Not sure why I am doing it but it is sure to be an experience and a half!!

I will try and give an update at the end of each day if I have the energy.

If I make it back alive from the Ring-o-fire I'm really excited to be going to watch the athletics at the Paralympics next Thursday. Today I had a visit from one of the Kenyan Paralympic athletes that I met last year in Iten, his name is Jonah Chesum and is a top guy. He is competing in the 800m & 1500m (T46 class I think) and is favourite for the gold in the 1500m.
Myself and Jonah Chesum in London.

1 comment:

  1. 131 mile stage race as your first ultra! I'm glad that you're back racing, and I look forward to your reports. I still go back and read the stories from your visits to Kenya often.