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London Marathon training - but thinking about cycling!

15th April 2017

Weymouth Bay 2


On Saturday I found myself running (again) along Weymouth seafront. Fortunately it was just a short run, 6.5 miles as I am now tapering prior to the London Marathon on 23rd April.

The sun was rising, the sea was calm and the skies were a picture perfect blue. I found myself thinking just how lucky we are to live in such an idyllic county. We are spoilt for choice with postcard scenery right on our doorstep and most of us take it for granted. I certainly have done in the past. But since running I have realised how beautiful our county looks early in the morning, during the day and when the sun sets at night.


Weymouth Bay 1

Although the London Marathon is challenge number three, it got me very excited for my eighth challenge which will take place from 22nd-24th September. And what’s even better as you can take part as well.

Weldmar’s Cycling Challenge will see us cycle 170 miles over three days across Dorset capturing the best of Dorset. And we have now confirmed the route.

Dorchester, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Beaminster, Sherborne, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Blandford, Poole, Swanage, Wareham, Wool, Weymouth and Portland will all feature in our first ever shop-to-shop cycling event and you can join me!

Registrations will open very shortly for this very exciting challenge which is a great opportunity to take in our beautiful county by bicycle. You will be joined by me and a team of other supporters as well as support vehicles and plenty of encouragement.

So be sure to check back here on my Wessex FM blog soon for more details about challenge number 8 and how you can get involved.

Let’s just tackle the marathon first…

Posted by Matt Smith at 8:41am

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