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Thames Path 100 2015 – The Crew View – Guest Blog by Sarah Barker

I can’t remember when David slipped into the conversation that he had entered the Centurion¬† Thames Path 100 for 2015. I probably wasn’t paying too much attention. It’s entirely possible I was asleep on the sofa at the time; I’m sure this is the moment he chooses to let me know about most of his races.

I’ve often likened the whole running 100 miles thing to childbirth, for a number of reasons:

  • It seemed like a good idea when you signed up months ago
  • You have to make a few sacrifices along the way if you’re going to be properly ready (in my case, mostly gin)
  • Packing your bags for the event is complicated
  • The actual thing takes a long time
  • It hurts
  • It’s not glamorous
  • It takes a while to recover
  • You can’t do it on your own.

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