This year I’ll be running in the 42km Newbie Marathon category!
My reasons for registering for the marathon are that it is part of my progression since restarting running to lose my middle aged spread!
I started running again in 2011, especially trail runs, and I am slowly increasing the distance to allow me to achieve my goal of doing an ultra marathon in the coming years. I really enjoyed doing the 21k RFY last year, and especially enjoyed the course and community feel of the event. I do not like the big events out there as you are made to feel like a number and not a participant. I did not experience that at your event.
I also spend a lot of time on the Warby Trail and so it feels like a home event for me (even though that really should be the Roller Coaster Run!)
Thank you so much for Bridge Builders for putting on a great event, it is one that I will come back to every year.
I’m presently on sabbatical in New Zealand, and having achieved my goal of running half marathons on the North and South Islands; when I was given the opportunity, I decided to run a third half marathon on, what Kiwis “affectionately” refer as the West Island. My 102-year old mother-in-law lives in Healesville and I have fond memories of Healesville, Lilydale, and the Yarra Valley. I’m excited to participate in the Run for the Young Half Marathon and support the Bridge Builders Youth Organization.
Not only that, it will also be the 7th continent I will have ran in during the same 12 months.
And finally…….all of the 12 marathons have been run as different pieces of fruit!!! The reason you may ask……. well look at my surname.
My marathons in the 12 months in the different continents are:
Africa – Uganda – dressed as a jackfruit
Asia – Mongolia – dressed as a chilli pepper (yes, it’s a fruit!)
Antarctica – dressed as a pear
S. America – Argentina – dressed as a bunch of grapes
N. America – USA, dressed as a lemon
Australia – RUN FOR THE YOUNG – more than likely running as a peach, unless you have any other suggested fruits I could run as and can get a costume for?
Hope that helps, probably not a reason for running the Run for the Young marathon you have had before!!
I am actually from the UK, but will be spending most of the month of November cycling the length of the South and North Island of New Zealand. While I am over in that part of the world I decided to pop over to Australia solely to do the Run for the Young marathon to complete my 7th Continent – how cool is that:)