Sunday, 17 March 2013

I did it!

 

This was taken at 6.30am just before I left to run The Liverpool Half Marathon.
And an hour after my sons came in from their partying. In Liverpool.
I had cleared the house after the 40 or so 18-year-olds had left our home and got to bed about 1am.


 
Unfortunately, my number had got lost in the post so I had to go in early to collect it for the 9am race which started and finished at the famous Royal Liver Building.
The first nine miles were fine and I managed to run ahead of my time but the last four miles were so hard.
I dropped from running a mile in 9 minutes 20 seconds to 11 minutes which made my finish time 2 hours 17 minutes.
I was a little disappointed as the last two times I have run the race I did it in under two hours, but I was running it for dad

 
 
Coincidentally, my dad used to  be an insurance agent and once worked for The Royal Liver.
I managed to raise £385 for The Lymphoma Association with another £100 or so to come in.
Although the last four miles were the hardest they were the most beautiful, running along the Liverpool waterfront.
I know I said I wouldn't do it again but maybe, just maybe!





29 comments:

  1. Oh Jane that is wonderful! I feel so proud of you and I don't even know you! Well not properly! You did a great job and your dad would be so proud xxx

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    1. Thank You. Blogship is a different kind of friendship I think.

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  2. Well done!!! The Liverpool waterfront is so lovely - maybe you were slowing down to enjoy the sites!

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  3. I am impressed, both by the fact that you were able to run so long and that you can look so cute early in the morning! Well done and congratulations to raise the money!

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  4. Wow! Jane I'm deeply impressed!
    Congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations ! It's a great deal ; I run and I swim, and I have a blog too : http://madco.canalblog.com/See you soon

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  6. Congrats on finishing this. And you looked cute too!

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    1. Thanks - I am so relieved I managed to do it.

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  8. Well done! It's the memory of your dad, and the money you've raised, and the fact that you did the run in the first place which count far more than the time. xxx

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    1. You are so right Curtise - thank you for reminding me.

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  9. Congratulations! You are an inspiration! I'm in Liverpool studying at LJMU, I wish I'd have known about the marathon. You're right, the waterfront and the surrounding area is beautiful!

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    1. It was a bit of an early start this year so maybe you were being very sensible and getting some rest.

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  10. Congratulations, I'm in awe!

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  11. Well done, what a brilliant achievement! x

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  12. Congrats Jane !
    I could not run a mile :/
    I think this things set a great example for your kids... and I sure your dad is proudly watching.

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