Unsuccessful In The Daily Mirror Great North Run 2012 Draw Ballot
To be honest I didn’t expect to get into the race via the Daily Mirror ballot as there were only a few thousand places and the amount of exposure the draw received guaranteed that many people would enter it.
Still..I’ve the draw to look forward to on February 6th.
Fit in another 5 miler today. Wasn’t feeling it from the off. Matters were made worse when I had a near-miss with a bus on the North Road, after the footpath was blocked by a fleet of single mothers who were too busy checking the voicemail on their smartphones for callbacks from the Jeremy Kyle Show.
This is why I’d much rather run in the dark. It’s also why I’m glad that I don’t run with headphones. Far too dangerous when you’re out and about on the road.
On a positive note someone shouted ‘Go on big lad!’ at me on my home stretch. It was much appreciated and gave me a lift. It makes a massive change from being called a ‘cunt’ and a ‘fat bastard’.