Why did you sign up to the G2G?
Having completed the MdS in 2013 and 2015, I was looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary for 2016. I loved the camaraderie of the MdS and the sense of community that I feel at every Ultra event I have done, so the chance to join the WWTW team to have a crack at the G2G in 2016 and raise (hopefully) a large amount of WWTW, was too good to pass up.
I have previously raised money for cancer and children’s charities and while I have no connection with the armed forces, I was impressed and inspired by WWTW team members whom I met at MdS and in the warm up events, so it just felt like the right thing to do.
How’s your training going – what have you done so far, which milestones have you hit and are you happy with where you are so far?
Training has been a bit hit and miss so far. A strong start with finishes at the Portsmouth Harbour Ultra in December, Country to Capital in January and the Pilgrim in February have been followed by a nagging knee injury that put a hold on running for nearly 3-months. But things seem to be getter better and I finished the Edinburgh marathon in May and now I’m getting my head down for a solid training block over the next 100 days.
What do you see as the biggest challenge?
Finishing with my feet in good enough shape to be able to have a walk down the strip in Vegas after the event!
What luxuries will you treat yourself to during the G2G?
A small packet of wet wipes – don’t ask but they were by far the best non-food bit of kit I had in my bag when I did MdS.
What 1 item of food are you taking which is your treat?
Salt and vinegar peanuts to go with the can of Gin and Tonic I’ll enjoy after the long day.
What will you be listening to on your iPod?
Audiobooks and dramatisations – got a thing for Shakespeare at the moment.
Is there anything which you know you will be looking forward to at the end, before even beginning?!
Pizza, which will hopefully be delivered by my wife and son!!