Daily Archives: August 29, 2017

Half Marathon Competition

Peer Pressure, Brotherly Competition, and the Dingle Half Marathon

As many of you will know I have recently been training for a half marathon. I’d like to say from the outset that I am not a natural running, feeling much more at home in the swimming pool or sea, nor do I particularly enjoy running. This might lead you to wonder why I would sign up for a half marathon. The answer is simple. My younger brother Mark said he had signed up and slyly dropped a few digs that he would have complete one before me on a Facebook post.

As any older sibling can relate to this sort of call out can not go unanswered. I immediately told him to sign me up, which he did (because I’m still the bossy older brother) before google searching “Best Running Apps”. I wasn’t to be beaten. read more