I got news today that the organisers of the Great Scottish Run want me to be a pacer for the half marathon. 🙂
I was planning on doing the event anyway with a friend of mine Pauline Davies. It’s her first half marathon and she is raising money for CHAS. You can sponsor her a pound or two here if you want to: http://www.justgiving.com/Pauline-Davies1 🙂
I was lucky enough to pace at the Women’s 10k this year and it was great to help so many people keep pace and help some get pbs!
At the 10k I paced at 50 minutes (8 minute miles roughly) and this time I’m running at 2:15 for a half marathon. (10:18 minute miles).
I plan to talk to and try to encourage lots of people along the way. 🙂
Anyone want to come along to the 2:15 party? 🙂
If you want to do 2:15 pace, look out for me and what I think will be a balloon so you can see me (and all the other pacers). I’ll hopefully be wearing a blue race tshirt and a dark blue saltire cape. 🙂
Last thing before I go, I was approached by STV, one of the sponsors of the GSR. They asked if I’d write them a wee Top 10 Tips for the Great Scottish Run. I wrote it last night (an updated version of the other one I posted) and here it is:
It should be on the STV online magazine tomorrow. 😀
Good luck to anyone doing the GSR on Sunday. I hope you enjoy it and please, run and have fun. 🙂