I’m proud to say that I’ll be making my first start in the Great South Run this
autumn, running for the Portsmouth Down Syndrome charity Footprints.
It’s assembled a giant team of 150 runners (easier to hide), to get on the good foot and raise money for a fantastic charity that genuinely changes the children’s and their families’ lives.
Of course, saying yes to a challenge of this magnitude in April is easily done – October 27 is a lifetime away.
I’ve got exactly six months to shift a few stone, take my fitness to a new level and get amongst the elite athletes.
Alternatively, I could be happy with just completing the race knowing that I didn’t miss a single sausage/beer/pudding over the summer.