It’s been a while since the last update. I have been focussing on building distance over the last few months since the Mont St Michel marathon back in May. I have been training with some guys and was involved with the Team Jersey Trailwalker 100km challenge, and was set to take part on July 14th but I unfortunately came down with IT band issues on my knee a few days before and had to withdraw. As it was a team event I felt that I wasn’t in good enough shape due to the knee and felt that I would let the team down if not able to complete the challenge. Here is a great link to the story about the Team Jersey Trailwalker record attempt and you will see that they managed to be the first civilian team over the line and break the mixed team record by 20 minutes in horrendous conditions! http://www.takeachallenge.org/100km-Record-Attempt.aspx
After having to withdraw from the trailwalker it was quite a difficult time, I had intensive rehab and a cortisone injection in my knee to try and get back ready for Round The Rock 48 mile ultra marathon here in Jersey on 28th July. I had a test run a few days before the event and the knee felt ok so I entered and my racing season was back on track!
So next for me now is my fundraising for Jersey Hospice for the Marathon des Sables in April of next year. I am not sure where all the time has gone but it seems scarily close! I am running this Saturday on a treadmill with a friend in the local M&S in St Helier to raise funds for Hospice as well as other events planned over the next few
months to achieve my target of £5000.
My Just giving page is http://www.justgiving.com/Paulsdesertrun if you would like to donate, and it tells you a little more about the charity I am raising money for.