Thursday, 3 May 2012

GUCR Number Arrives

After a long day at work and an extended day teaching at College I arrived home tired to see a big brown envelope on the side table labelled

Jerry Smallwood (299)
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This could only mean one thing....a race number and the only race awaiting me is the Grand Union Canal Run. Indeed it was and now, and only now, have I started to get a little excited about the adventure. One year on after failing to complete it and the words from my ultrarunning pal, Sarah, a veteran of the race whispering in my ear.

"...The GUCR gets under your skin. Great race, great people. Good people too...."

Indeed, Sarah is correct, now I am ready to take it on properly having completed the TP100 this year as part of the preparation for this I am beginning to understand.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jerry
    Hope your training has gone well. I am also looking forward to the GUCR and am hoping to beat my time of 41 hours last year. I also feel better prepared this time around as last year i only got a place 5 weeks before the race. I am convinced the race is more mind over matter, you just have to be determined and stubborn whilst trying not to give in to the pain which i know is sometimes easier said than done. See you there.
    Regards
    John Cooper 259

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    1. Thanks for getting in touch John, I agree that it is more about the mind and hopefully my recent adventures will have got me in the right mindset. See you at the start line

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