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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Quick update-Disneyland Paris Half Marathon- I'm in!

Well yesterday I did some scary- I booked my places in both the inaugural Disneyland Paris 5K and inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon which take place in September. I felt lucky as individual bibs for both races sold out within hours of being released yesterday.

Why is taking part scary? Well, as I have blogged about before, until last summer I had never run before (except for a bus!). Since then I have slowly but surely conquered the Couch to 5K program and ran in my first charity race- the Elf Run at Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire. The event was raising money for Caudwell Children, a charity which supports the needs of disabled children and their families. This is the same charity which I will be fundraising for in Paris along with other runners in the DisneyBrit running team.

So I feel I can confidently run 5K (just over 3 miles) but 13 miles- that's another thing. I am taking some inspiration from reading books by Jeff Galloway who leads training programs for RunDisney events in the USA. Training beyond 5K feels completely out of my comfort zone which is exciting but incredibly daunting at the same time.

Wish me luck!
Clare x

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