9 Jun 2013

Nordic Race - The Sprint!

Just before we start

Yesterday I ran a very cool race called Nordic Race - The Sprint :-)

I had two great team mates called Sofia and Kim. We ran round together and helped each other around the course (or rather Kim helped us)!

Deeper than I thought

Looks like I enjoyed that one!

More water. I'm glad the sun was shining!

I'm making this look a little too easy......

...what was actually happening behind 'The Walls'

Sliding down an oiled slide was fun :-)

This water was boggy and disgusting!

I loved the climbing wall

Reaching for the bell at the end

Up the hill with a sandbag on my shoulder

This was hard!

Crawling as a team

Barbed wire, dried mud, and wet clothes

Still smiling while wet and muddy

The balance beams were easy thanks to my son Theo training me on them at playgrounds

Oh my god!

Men were shoveling ice into this!

Getting ready to jump into the cold water

So cold! Please help me out Kim!

Meeting the last obstacle together

Fighting these two big guys


Sofia, Kim, and I as proud finishers!

See you next year :-)

1 Jun 2013

My Marathon Maniac Goal!

The time is now right to become a MARATHON MANIAC!.

After having a Fun Run for Copenhagen marathon I know that if I take my time and enjoy myself I can run more marathons. I have been looking for either one more marathon to run within 16 days of Copenhagen or 2 more marathons to run within 90 days of Copenhagen. This is the criteria needed to go in as a Marathon Maniac at bronze level. The only marathons that I have found in Denmark (can't afford to travel further right now) are small ones with only 100 or less people. They are on beaches or in forests. My knees don't like that terrain and prefer road surfaces.

I have therefore decided on my own criteria for a marathon as well. These are as follows:-

1: It must be a marathon where I can enjoy myself
2: It must have a good sightseeing route so I have something to look at if the going gets tough
3: It must be on the road surface for at least three quarters of the time
4: The less repeaters the course has the better
5: If I can run them all in different countries that would be great

It looks like I have some planning to do :-)

To become a Marathon Maniac I am either going for 2 marathons in 16 days, 3 marathons in 90 days or even 8 marathons in one year!