What will 2016 bring for me? 2015 was a mixed year with my troublesome right foot - or flipper as it turned out to be - curtailing my running ambitions.
And so it continues - it's a lot better and when it's good it's very good. Just as Physio Adam promised. However, it does still let me down and after a long run I usually have to rest it. So long runs once per week at the moment.
The good news is that has given me more time for Nordic walking, cycling, gym work and perfecting my free-flow fitness concept!
I have 3 events booked in for 2016. The Rome Marathon in April, the Windermere Marathon in May which I'm doing because it is the 10th anniversary celebration .... and London Marathon on 24 April.
I'm running London to raise a few more pounds for Brathay because their work in South Yorkshire (and nationally) with vulnerable young people has been simply sensational in 2015. Now as you know I can run a marathon I'm doing something a bit different to try to encourage you to believe my efforts are worth a small donation. Here I am in the exact kit I'll be wearing for the run:
Early adopters welcome!! www.virginmoneygiving.com/chrisheaton
I may have another adventure later on in the year, but in the meantime I'll be training with my good friend Jim Meta - above all getting him in the shape of his life to attempt his incredible third 10 marathons in 10 days Brathay Challenge.
More anon and every best wish to you all for 2016!