Today I took part in the Great South Run. This is a 10 mile road race and I am doing it to raise awareness of my son’s medical condition. It has been a struggle to get here… 2.5 years go I was 5 stone heavier … I lost weight and than was challenged to run my first 10k, I did that and then decided I’d like to do a bigger event and signed up to do the Great South Run.
I was never a runner. Prior to January 2014 I had never run anywhere. But today I did. Two weeks ago my running number arrived… and in case I could not share photos of it today I created a flat lay to mark the occasion.
I made it … OK I did not run with my DSLR but had my iphone and was able to capture some race highlights….
OK – a post full of selfies… today was a big day – the furthest we have ever run. I was recovering from injury and my amazing husband kept me inspired for the first 5 miles…. I never imagined I could really do this, to be part of something this big – there were I think 20,000 runners … and I was not last 🙂
If it was not for photography I would not have thought to capture this shot. I am so pleased I did … I would have missed the details, who would have thought to decorate your legs!
They were are ready to race – a race that starts on time and I try a panaroma on the iphone … I am not really steady enough, but it gives an idea of what an amazing event this is.
My husband is a member of HM Coastguard, and I am the Coastguard Association’s national secretary – and they came along to the start of the race to wish us luck , a really appreciated send off 🙂
At the nine mile mark I remembered I was suppose to be taking photos today – this is a sneak of the view behind me on the seafront at Southsea… glorious sunshine for October and who would believe I had ended up running the last seven miles in just my bra as it was so hot … 2.5 years ago that would never of happened.
And the view ahead … 9 miles done …. 1 mile to go and still so many runners!
At the finish I found my hubby again. So here we are with our race medals and the Spinnaker Tower behind us – what better was to end the morning in the iconic Portsmouth. Matt finished in 1 hour 45.59 mins, and I finished in 1hr 55.34 secs – my goal was under 2 hours and I did it …. plus photographs and a loo stop on the way round……
I am still collecting sponsors – if you would like to help please donate, all money raised is to help create awareness of my son’s rare medical condition and will go to the UK charity – KLS Support!