That was the last run of 2016, a short jog on the foggy seafront. I ran 690 miles in the year. That’s further than I’ve run in any year since 2012, when I ran 691 miles. In the intervening years the figures are 582 in 2015, 395 in 2014, 406 in 2013 I probably ran in too many races, to wit:
- half-marathons: 1
- ten miles: 2
- five miles: 1
- 10ks: 8
- 5ks: 1
- cross-country races (varying lengths, usually around 5 miles): 7
- parkruns (not races, I know): 20 at Bevendean Down, 1 at Wimpole Estate and 1 at Preston Park
- Twitten runs: 16
I have already resolved to run fewer races in 2017; the Brighton half-marathon in the first quarter, and something equally challenging in each of the remaining three quarters.
If you’d like to sponsor me for the Brighton Half, I’d be very grateful. I’m running for the Stroke Association.