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A book diary all about running whilst the fun of COVID was taking place. The ups and downs of running, cancelled events, crazy running distances and everything in between. The good, the bad and the ugly side of COVID and running.
A new runners story and diary of what happens when you suddenly become addicted to running, just as the COVID outbreak takes hold. It all started as a joke, a simple bet between work colleagues.
In 2017 after decades of sitting behind a desk, Jason and three colleagues signed up to the Brentwood Half Marathon in Essex in the UK. He was the slowest of the group, but whilst that was the last running event they did, Jason carried on, doing more and more events.
In 2020, Jason had a number of running events booked. He was hoping to get fitter, but then COVID-19 happened and all running events were cancelled. Feeling dejected, not wanting to get Corona, he took a step back from running. Three months later, something amazing happened, racing events started to be allowed again and Jason went into overdrive on the internet and clicked on "Purchase run"... multiple times. Now his calendar is full of running events some are ones he's done before and some that are quite frankly out of his skill level and comfort zone. This book details what happens next, can he get through the next 12 months without incident? Can he actually finish the events he's signed up for? Is he really that stupid (is this really a question?). Will he sign up for the hardest running event in the UK? Will he tell his wife how much he's spent on running events in 2021 (probably not).
Section Listing:
- Introduction
- 2020, A Poor Start to the Year
- Starting Over
- PB Times
- It Starts
- Battle of the Borders
- Songs with a Running Based Title
- Yabba Dabba Doo
- Types of Runners
- Guardians - Marathon
- Running Movies
- Silkin Way - Half Marathon
- 2020 Final Stats
- New Year, New Resolutions
- Running Event Cost
- Rose of the Shire 54-mile Ultra
- Shires and Spires 35-mile Ultra
- The Wall - 70-mile Ultra
- Race to the Stones - 100k Ultra
- The Things you Hear or Say
- Railway Ultra
- Rocky Horror Tribute Race
- Droitwich Half Marathon
- Worcester City Half Marathon
- Danger to Running
- Kenilworth Half Marathon
- Yabba Dabba Doo 2
- Guardians 2 - Marathon
- Ultra-Tour of Edinburgh
- Draycote Water 10 Miler
- Draycote Water 10k
- Sunrise to Sunset Marathon
- Runs Cancelled by Organisers
- Runs Cancelled by Me
- Final Stats
- The End?