Next Wednesday I coach the first session of a new venture for my running club, Seaford Striders, a couch to 5k group. Based on the NHS Choices programme, I’ll lead a group through nine weeks of runs, increasing until we finally run for 30 minutes without stopping. Then we’ll go and do a parkrun.
In other running news, this week I was off work, using up annual leave, which allowed for a post-Moyleman run on Monday, a short outing on Wednesday, a try-out of the first week’s Couch to 5k session on Friday, and a Twitten Run today.
My next target, and that, I am delighted to be able to reveal, of the Moyleman race director and others of the organising committee, is the Seaford half-marathon, now eight weeks away. This is timely. My enthusiastic embrace of alcoholic drink since the Brighton half, and a diet of hot cross buns, mean that I have become portly again.