Sunday, 2 March 2014

The road to Transvulcania

Transvulcania is a sky running event ( http://www.skyrunning.com). It is held on the island of La Palma which is one of the Spanish Canary Islands. It's not easy to get there. My journey will be LHR-MAD-LPA-SPC. For normal people this is London Heathrow to Madrid onwards to Gran Canaria, where I will staying night (making the best of the Canaries) and then on to La Palma. Really, it's only a 4 hour flight in principle, if you would take a vacation flight. But it's an adventure by itself.

I'll be going with Wayde, Zoe, Rob and Simon. Wayde arranged a rented villa, at least I hope so as I've cancelled my hotel. However, I've got a car so can sleep in that if need be.

It is going to be one of the 3 major events I will be doing this year. But the other two, will stay under wraps until this one is done.

The road leads via the Hampton Court Half Marathon, which was about 1k short due to a mistake. But shit happens so we don't bother about that. It was a nice event basically on my doorstep. Might do it again next year, but I've got this rule about repeating events. But I've broken that rule before as rules are there to be broken as everybody knows.

The next event is 16 March the Barcelona Marathon. That will be fun, I hope. Flying out Friday, back Sunday. Training seems to be going well, but my pledge of average 7.5k per day running has not been met. It went well until I went to India and got ill the week after. But it's picking up and so far spring seems to be on its way. So I should catch up.

Looking forward to the Cape Verde trip in June. Back to Sal Rei doing some desert type running. Better prepared this time. Meaning, something but not sure.

So from now on I'm going to try to keep up the blog on a weekly basis and bore and irritate you with my nonsense.

One event to look out for is the Haastrecht (http://haastrechtloop.blogspot.co.uk) which I will do with Kim, my youngest daughter. Going for the full 10K monty.

O yeah, a post of mine wouldn't be mine without a rant. Could parents and adults on bikes please cycle on the road. Even if they are with their kids. It's just so much nicer for pedestrians if they don't use the pavement. And Yes I'm a cyclist and Yes I love cycling, and NO I don't cycle on the pavement.


That's it for now. Have fun and find a rule to break.

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