The first event I have signed up for is the Great Manchester Run, taking place on 20th May 2012 around the streets of Manchester. 2012 will be the second year I have taken part, the last time was in 2010 as I couldn’t do the 2011 event. I really think signing up for an event gives your training focus, and> means you have to take training seriously as I personally would never want to fail.

I am beginning my training tomorrow and> going for my first run outside for a few months, my aim tomorrow is to test by ability before devising a training plan to get me up to speed, in 2010 I completed the 10k in just over an hour, 1hr 2 minutes, so I am aiming to beat this and> complete the race in under 1 hour this time round.

I will keep you up to date with my progress and> how I decide to go about my training.