Running the Seaside 10K

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been in any kind of running habit and I can’t quite believe I’ve let it slip so long. The last time I was a regular runner, I made myself run a mile every day to keep the habit going, believing that a daily run was harder to avoid than three longer runs a week that I could easily move around.

Southport’s a great place for running, especially close to where I live. Just a couple of minutes running and I’m at the start of a trail that takes me through sand dunes and into a nature reserve. Timed right, I can have the trail to myself and early enough in the morning it can feel all mine…

To motivate me, I’ve signed up for the Seaside 10K. This takes place in September and rather excitingly, routes around the Marine Lake. For anyone who’s read ‘The Face Stealer’, this lake is rather central to the whole plot (think Torchwood and Roald Dahl Plas) so it will be nice to remind myself why I wanted to include such a Southport landmark in my writing.

To further motivate me, I’ve signed up to support Galloway’s Society for the Blind.

We are a local charity based in the North West of England that supports people living with blindness or a visual impairment. Operating out of our four regional centres we provide vital help and services including: specialist equipment and advice, talking newspapers, training and support groups as well as escorted holidays and outdoor activities.

If you’d like to support Galloway’s visit http://www.bmycharity.com/robscottnorton.