I still can't actually believe it but on Friday I received an email from Christina Macdonald Editor of Women's Running Magazine to tell me I had won a place on their Project Trail Team.
My August copy of Women's Running magazine landed on my front door mat around 22nd June and as soon as I see the competition I wrote to Chris telling her about my running background and why I wanted to be chosen. My prize is over £800 worth of The North Face kit and coaching tips from The North Face's leading athletes as well as UTMB Competitor and WR Fitness Editor, Anne-Marie Lategan. As well as running the New York Staten Island half marathon on 12th October I will now also be running Endurance Life Suffolk Trail Half Marathon on 25th October. I am so excited and really nervous as I have a photo shoot for the magazine features on Thursday.
As many of you know I started following a walk/run plan in January and started running in April. I wouldn't have come this far on my running journey so quickly without the help and support of the wonderful people at Havering 90 Joggers and my running buddies Chris, Lyndsey, Kelly and Helen. Also my husband Gary who has supported me... listened to me whinge and pushed me when I wanted to stop.
I will be tweeting and blogging my trail journey.