Picture the scene on Sunday just gone when I suddenly realised that the ballot draw for the Grand Union Canal Run (GUCR) was to be held on Monday at 19:30hrs, a sudden flurry of activity on my side checking the questions and answers set by the Race Director, Dick Kearn, who makes sure we have all read the various documentation he sends. It appears I passed when I was notified that the ballot had been drawn and on checking the GUCR website tonight found my name on the list................again.
Nowadays social media seems to be everything and tonight the GUCR Facebook was on fire as runners announced their acceptance or rejections for the race. GUCR is going to one brilliant event next year with some very capable runners taking part and promises a major battle at the front with some extraordinary runners wanting smash personal bests.
My personal best will be to finish well and this time, with my 50th birthday in 2015 want to make it a very special year by finishing such that my training plan has already been written and starts next week