On Sunday 28th July I ran 10km for the first time since 18th Feb 2018! It took me 57 mins, which is over ten minutes slower than my personal best (set during a 15k run) but it was good to get back up to that distance. I am hoping to keep up with the running, my hip seems to be recovering and I want to set some goals for 2020. First up is the 10km or half-marathon in Gran Canaria at the end of January and hopefully it will be third time lucky for finally running the Malaga half-marathon in March and I would like to aim fto run in Vienna in April but see how things go.

Lusaka is at about 1300m (4000ft) and I can feel the air is a little thinner, at least I hope that’s what it is! If so, then it will stand me in good stead when i get back to La Linea at the end of August, will have to see if the difference is noticeable. Apparently at 4000 ft the “effective” level of oxygen in the air is 17.9% rather than 20.9%, so the effect could be quite significant….fingers crossed!

“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.”

Priscilla Welch