Sunday, 22 January 2017

First 4 Wainwrights to start off the 2017 challenge

A very icy walk taking in 4 Wainwrights - Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side and Dodd. Only another 46 to complete this year

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Carlisle Resolution 10k

First race of 2017 in Carlisle on a wet Sunday morning. Great route, well organised and good fun. Pace wasn't too bad, but will need to be a lot fitter for the half marathons. Training must go on.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The 2017 Challenge

So today is my 49th birthday, the start of my 50th year on the planet. So this is my challenge:

- To run 50 half marathons before my 50th birthday
- To have run a half matrathon in every Western Europe Country (Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Denmark and Wales left to do)
- To cycle the coast to coast
- To climb 50 Wainwrigt Peaks
- To go to the Artic Circle in January 2018 and run the Polar Nights Half Marathon which takes place in the depths of winter, in the dark, on ice and in freezing conditions.
- Finaly and most importantly to raise as much money as possible for Willow Burn Hospice.

The next year is going to be a challenge and most importantly a great year....

Watch this space

Nigel Cook aged 49 years and 0 days

Monday, 9 January 2017

2017 Serious Training has began

2017 is going to be a big year (details to follow), so i am having to take it very seriously with a Personal Trainer, a training program and a low carb diet (plus a dryish January).

Week one now complete and over 20 miles ran, with interval and hill sessions included. Finished the week off in style with a 10.5 miles run across the fells to take the decorations off a tree!

To explain Blackhill Bounders, my running club, decorate a single tree in the middle of the Pennine Fells each December and un-deck it in January.

Let the fun begin....