Currently that's 28 Marathons, most likely 1 or 2 per year for the foreseeable. Kind of hoping there's not too many more nations joining the union anytime soon, I will be watching with interest!
The countries in question;
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK
Few reasons really:
- I really like running
- I like getting medals
- I'm slightly masochistic
- I want to be remembered for being more than just the guy who used to drink a lot of cider
- I'm the most stubborn person I know and once I've decided to do this I won't be backing out
Really 'only' 3 months of training once a year which will most likely consist of 3-4 nights a week of about an hour's running then a big run on the weekend (10-20 miles)
Am not looking to beat times or break records, I've got a partially torn right cruciate so I need to be careful as my lovely NHS physio did advise no more long distance running. I do however want to look back in my (hopefully) old age and see how I conquered Europe like the Roman Empire.
Yep of course. For now I'm selecting Invest In ME (www.investinme.org) which is a cause close to my heart and one I've helped out before (www.92in92.blogspot.co.uk), will set up the JustGiving page nearer the time of the next race.
When I say 'for now' this is because if I'm going to be running for the next 25 years then I would imagine my choice might change depending upon what happens to me over this time. Also I would hope and expect that ME will be a curable illness by the time I am done with this challenge.