Friday, 14 September 2012

Time to Run :: Nearly there

Hello Lovelies,
I'm sorry to keep you guessing on my crochet object. I haven't had time to get it photographed and write out the pattern, but I do have a good excuse.
The return to the school routine is always busy here with three boys to help doing homework etc . Plus I've been fitting in work and my final training runs.



Yes , this Sunday it's my BIG run of the year. I realize most of you arrive here for my craft and crochet but I've had so many lovely comments from lots people about my running posts too .You lot are simply wonderful with your encouragement. Thank you

 So why am I so excited about this half marathon ....after all it's not my first but my third.
 Well, it's because it's THE Half Marathon .
The GREAT NORTH RUN ....ooooh, I can't wait. I'm ridiculously excited about joining 55 thousand ( yes 55,000 ) other runners on the 13.1 mile course from Central Newcastle to the seaside town of South Shields. If you are not familiar with this event you can read a bit about it here
                                                                        
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The organizers  say it's the most iconic Half Marathon  in the world.....I'm not sure if everyone would agree with that but it's certainly world famous and huge.
Luckily I'm going with a friend who is familiar with the event so hopefully that will make it less scary. Just having so many runners in one place is hard for me to imagine .
                   
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But I can't wait to take my place with the masses. The opportunity to take part in such an exciting  race is one of the great things about running.

I'm even hoping to capture some photos during the race to share with you lovelies. If you are in the U.K. and feel like getting a glimpse of the atmosphere on the day it's live on BBC 1 from 9.30 am Sunday morning .

I'm not trying to set a fast  time for this race......I'm going to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy myself. I'm running for a cancer charity and I'll no doubt be thinking of my friend Katie who sadly lost her battle with cancer earlier this year.

I'll leave you lovelies with a link to a  wonderful poem  which speaks volumes about this event to me. It was written by the poet Kate Fox  as she took part in last years event


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So please wish me luck for the big day lovelies.....it's great to be able to record my excitement here and I'll be sure to let you know how it went.
Jacquie x

32 comments:

  1. Good luck for Sunday :) You've worked so hard with your training :)

    Whilst running is off the agenda for a while - I have taken the first step towards getting fit again - gym assessment next week to sort out a programme that I can do with my weak leg - hoping to get it fit again and loose some weight too.

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  2. Good Luck with the run on Sunday Jacquie, I don't live too far away and will look out for you, if you are on the TV please give us a wave as I will be watching it.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. good luck and have fun!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  4. Wishing you the best of luck for your half-marathon! Well done for all your hard training! Sandra

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  5. wooooohoooo go go go bunny 'yummy' mummy hehe ;0)x hope you reach your target, worth all the training ;0)

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  6. Good luck for the big day!

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  7. good luck, have a good run and well done for going for it! Heather x

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  8. Wahoo . . . you GO GIRL. Enjoy the run. Wishing you a happy and blister-free day. xxx

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  9. Wishing you good luck for Sunday. Fingers crossed for good marathon weather (not too - hot, windy, wet). Sarah

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  10. Good luck for Sunday! I'm in the North East and lots of my work colleagues have run the race and thoroughly enjoyed it, hope you do too. xXx

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  11. I'm feeling very lazy having just read this!! Good luck

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  12. Good Luck for Sunday and I am sure Kate will be running with you. I love her poem, it has brought a tear to my eye, thank you so much for sharing that.

    Go Jacquie!!!

    Mel

    x

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  13. Good Luck with the run. My husband is running it for the 4th time and i'll be there to support him and i'll keep my eyes peeled for you too, if I see you i'll be sure to give you a shout of encouragement. I hope your friends have warned you about the hill just before the end???? I'm sure you'll do fabulously and will enjoy it so much you'll want to do it next year and the next like my hubby! best wishes libby x

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  14. I will be watching on Tv too, I always feel very moved by the event probably more so this year as we found out my disabled hubby has cancer.

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  15. All the best of luck for Sunday with your run Jacquie, and what an amazing poem!!! thanks for the link....
    Hugs Sarah x

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  16. Your enthusiasm is wonderful! Best wishes for a great race with perfect weather for running.

    xo

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  17. Good luck on your run!! I am really, really envious of you! Cx

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  18. Good luck, have a fabulous run! Look forward to reading all about it. xx

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  19. All the best for your big run hon - you're amazing!!! And more than inspiring I should add. You've got me thinking about dusting of my running shoes.

    Leah

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  20. All the best for the Great North.....I'd say it is the most iconic half marathon, enjoy yourself!

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  21. Will be cheering you on from Australia. I am sure you will enjoy every moment and the energy will sweep you along.
    xx Sandi

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  22. Wishing you all the best for the marathon Jacquie.

    Hope it goes really well, with fine weather and all that.......

    Claire x

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  23. All the best Jacquie! Make sure you keep your fluids up during the run. I admire that fact that you've taken this up and that you are running for a worthy cause and for your late friend.

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  24. Good luck Jacquie. Hope the weather's perfect for running.
    Ali x

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  25. WIshing you a fabulous, successful, enjoyable run tomorrow Jacquie, will eb thinking of you and sending speedy vibes to you!
    Much love
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  26. Dearest Jacquie
    I'm sure you are going to run a perfect race and will be charged with such adrenaline and excitement. All the very best for this momentous occasion. Look forward to hearing your story soon. Enjoy the atmosphere and the victory of completing the race xox Penelope

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  27. Good luck for tomorrow and enjoy yourself!

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  28. I hope all went well for you today and you are not too exhausted and sore.

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  29. Hi Jacquie :0)

    I've just come across your super doopa blog while looking for a Granny Square pattern (I'm quite new to crochet but totally hooked) Coinisdently I was at the GNR yesterday supporting three members of my family who were running for the first time. Well done to you too. Now I'm totally inspired to crochet and run away the autumn months. THANK YOU for the imspiration xx

    Lisa

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