I won’t say it was a pretty triumph but it was a worthy one of celebration, when I crossed over the finish line on Sunday at the Auckland Half Marathon. This year I was “Running for a Cause” to raise money for Mercy Hospice. My initial goal was to raise $1000 but I will actually raise over $1500 with a couple of sponsors willing to double their donations, if I ran faster, than last year. As luck would have it, I ran exactly a minute faster.
I ran a respectable 1.42.24 and was in the top 10% for all runners; top 3% for all female runners and top 2% for my age group. Does this mean I’ll run again next year? Surely not – a year off for this veteran seems a great idea right now.
So thanks to everyone who supported me. I hope you aren’t feeling all my aches and pains. It was all worth it when I crossed the finish line.