Number 2 on my bucket list is to run a marathon before I'm 40.
Number 1 is to visit St Petersburg and go back to Moscow again. Number 1 actually seems far more achievable than Number 2, but then common sense and logic has never been my forte.
I figured if I am only going to run one marathon in my life then I would like it to be spectacular. Scenic. An adventure. More than simply popping out for five hours or so on a Sunday to do a long run (am I being optimistic on my time here...?) then cracking on with the roast afterwards. I want to soak up the atmosphere beforehand and bask in the glory afterwards, albeit battered and broken no doubt.
People try for years and years to be successful in the London Marathon ballot so that was out of the question and I wanted to go somewhere where I would at least be somewhat distracted by the surroundings whilst running 26.2 miles.Read More