Surrey International Music Marathon – Blogger Ambassador

Last year, I was lucky enough to be included as a Blogger Ambassador for the inaugural 2012 Surrey International Music Marathon where both mom and I ran the half marathon.  This race holds a very special place for me for multiple reasons :

  • it was the first half marathon I’ve ever run solely for fun, without any time pressures or stresses, and I absolutely loved the race, and came out with a great time, a PR at the time!
  • it was my mom’s first ever half marathon!  And she killlllled it!
  • it was the race where I met Nikki in person, which started our twitter to real life friendship

Other than these personal reasons, the race itself was very convenient via skytrain for my family, my Dad was able to run the 5km race, and overall it was a great event.  The crowd support lining the streets was surprising and very uplifting and inspiring for me.

Recently, I was asked to come back for a 2nd year of the event, and I wasn’t sure if the race really fit into my calendar.

So, what’d I say?

Yes, of course!  Even though I’ll be running mainly on trails this summer, this event was so much fun last year, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to be involved again.

I’ll be running the half again this year, and if you’re looking for a local half or full marathon at the end of September, keep this in mind!  All information on registering can be found here.

The reason I’m telling you this now, so far in advance, is that the marathon is actually holding a kick off to summer event tomorrow morning which includes free fitness classes, free breakfast, an appearance from Trever Linden, AND registration discounts for participants!!

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All the details for tomorrow can be found here.

If you’re interested, you can read mine and mom’s race recaps from last year.

Is anyone else running the Surrey International Music Marathon in 2013??  Thinking about it??

xoxo

-S

Surrey International World Music Marathon – Half Marathon – Race Recap

Last weekend I also ran in the inaugural Surrey International World Music Marathon, on Sunday.  Yes, I did a Half Goofy on the weekend.

The short version :

The SIWMM 2012 was a fantastic event on a beautiful day, and they exceeded my expectations for a first time race!  Everyone I know, really enjoyed the course, had a great run, and would definitely consider running the race again next year.  I personally ran my fastest, and funnest half marathon, so far in my “running career”.

Spoiler alert : I finished in 1:47:29, which is a 7 min PR for me!!

Now, for those of you who want to read the long version, here it is :

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Guest Post – Mom’s Race Recap of Surrey Half Marathon

Hi!

If you’ve been following along on Solana’s blog you know that I, Carol, have been training for my first EVER Half Marathon!  I recently did a post reviewing my training plan, which you can read here.  If you want to read about how Solana rated my training (my mean coach), she posted about it here.

Spoiler : I ran a great race, and am thrilled with my results!

Nice bling, eh?

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