Bling alert!

HonleyI watched a video about Olympic Gold Medals and was astonished about the weight and cost of these things (in terms of raw metal).  A “Gold” medal of course isn’t really made of pure gold but of silver with gold plating but even so, this makes a modern one (like those issued in London or Rio) weigh around half a kilo (or a pound in English)!  Unfortunately, I’m not an Olympic athlete but that doesn’t matter because I’ve just seen a photo of the amazing medal that I will get if I complete 100 miles  in August!  This certainly is going to motivate me to finish the job!  All the Awesome Virtual Running Events medals are amazing but they have really pulled the stops out this month with the Olympic themed August medal! Other running organisers take note.

So, I’ve done 89 this month to date and this includes the challenging Honley 10K trail race today.  The label on the tin said “easy to medium” but I can’t on earth think where they got “easy” from.  Don’t get me wrong, this is strangely my cup of tea, hills (up and down), mud to justify my trail shoes and the amazing Yorkshire countryside –  what’s not to like!

With a moderately wam (17 degrees) morning with practically no wind, today was quite a contrast with the dead flat Escrick 10K last week where the wind was the main hazard, boy do I hate wind!

No bling last week or today (will they ever learn) but hay, 11 more miles in the next few days and I’ll get the Awesome 100 mile August challenge medal.  You might think I only do this running thing for medals.  You’d be wrong but, it’s a great bonus.

“Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’” Acts‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬ http://bible.com/113/act.3.6.nivuk

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Author: richardmann55

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, IT Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, Distance Runner with Rodillian Runners. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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