The training has started and I have completed my initial four runs. The Training Page explains the plan I am using and this will be updated on a regular basis as I progress through it. Only 5 months to go!
A valuable lesson I have learned is that it is of real benefit to arrive at a race location well in advance & to be able to relax without rushing around the day before an event.
Additionally being able to relax after an event and not worrying about needing to be out of hotel rooms is almost as important. Therefore I’ll be travelling up on the Friday and travelling back on the Monday. Why not make an enjoyable weekend of it?!