Here’s what I’ll be doing this Sunday:
But before I embark on this 21.1km journey on Sunday morning, I should really try to clear the cobwebs off my road racing mentality. The starting gun signalling the beginning of the last big race I participated in went off well over 18 months ago, so I expect to be a little rusty when it comes to remembering the intricacies of race-day etiquette.
The Great Scottish Run has a special place in my heart, as back in 2004 it was the first half-marathon I ever tackled and it was an amazing experience. This year, it is special not just by virtue of being a trip down memory lane; it is also my dress rehearsal race for November, when I will attempt to retrace the footsteps of Pheidippides from Marathon to Athens.
I can’t wait to get started!