We asked you for your favourite 2013 running memories.Thanks for everyone for your feedback. We have looked through all the responses and come up with your 10 favourites….
1. Classes in the Heatwave
A long summer of outdoor classes where we felt like we were all in California.
2. Saturday Mornings
The Long Run training. Training for the half marathons and marathons, a Saturday morning group would meet up, distract themselves from running with all the chat, and then celebrate over breakfast!
3. Paris Marathon
The buildup, the event and the celebrations that surrounded the Paris Marathon.
4. Parkruns and Picnics
Taking part in Parkruns ( a free 5k every saturday) and seeing people who this time last year couldnt run finish parkruns with a sprint and a smile – no surprises we go for a breakfast again afterwards!
5. Trip to Beaujolais, France
After 4 years we are quite the regulars at Beaujolais. In 2013 we had our biggest group yet, and left looking forward to a return again next year.
6.At the Races
Taking part in FunRuns and Race Events having trained hard to get to the start line….
7. A long weekend in Limerick
Each year for the May bank holiday we head west, for the 10k, half and full marathon.
8. Being a Running Chick
Feeling like you belong to a group is great, especially at events and races. The cheer from another running chick as you run by, and the support from all the gang really helps bring us all closer together.
9. Dublin Marathon
The bridge at 25 miles, both for the cheerleaders and the runners. Watching the marathon from this point as inspired many of our cheerleaders to take part the following year…. A long summer of hard work goes into Dublin Marathon, but the group training with the workshops makes many of the years highlights.
10. The Camaraderie and Support of the ForgetTheGym gang
Running brings so many people together – we end up chatting to others when running about thing we wouldnt discuss with out closest friends. so many of the of you have made such friends from the training. We are thrilled that for many of you, a laugh in class, a conversation with someone else, the support from an instructor, a Christmas lights run , or a memorable run with a few of the gang has been your running highlight….
So there are some of your highlights. Have we missed anything ?
Thank you all for a wonderful year of 2013. x
Here is what we are planning for 2014…..