With it becoming increasingly unlikely I'll be running the Vancouver Marathon next weekend as I'm still waiting for some travel documents, it looks like I need something else to look forward to on the horizon. So, after another year of failing to get into the New York Marathon via the lottery system I decided to bite the bullet and sign up with a charity entry, so let the countdown to running the Big Apple begin.
The good news is though, many friends of mine from the same charity and indeed my 9 minute pace group will also be running the marathon, so I'm hoping we'll get to run some of those longer training runs together to help the time pass more enjoyably.
Now that the iconic event has become so popular (over 90,000 try an enter annually), the year I applied they scrapped this rule and now it really is all down to luck, or you're forced to enter via a charity option.
I've visited New York several times as a tourist, but I always feel you get to know a city when you run it, so I'm really excited already for this challenge.
I honesty can't wait to run with the other 48,000 participants (and I'm praying for no hurricanes or polar vortexes on the East Coast this year)...