Looking forward to a New Year of Running

Fast away the old year passes fa la la la la, la la la la
Hail the New ye lads and Quackers…

…ye lads and Quackers?

Yes!  Hail the New Year Dear Quackers for the adventures are about to begin!

What’s in store?

January?  Cadbury Marathon and Half Marathon for all the Quackers.

February?  Pauly will be at the start line of the Tarawera 102km Ultra Marathon in Rotorua New Zealand the I will be running the 22km the day before.

March?  Louie is off to Gone Nuts in the far North West of Tasmania.

April?  Ross Marathon Festival, not sure what or if we are going to this event but it’s on the list.  This year the event has moved from September to April and will most likely include the historically famous Ross Bridge.  Pauly and I are keen to support this event.  Then it’s Convicts and Wenches and some rather silly ducks have signed up for the 50km.

May?  Some ducks will be lining up for the Great Ocean Road Marathon and possibly the half.  We are there primarily to cheer on one of our favourite little runners who will be lining up for her second marathon.

July?  The Quackers will be lining up for the Gold Coast 10km on the Saturday the Half Marathon on the Sunday.  Then a week in the sunshine to relax and eat chocolate.

September?  We have pencilled in Surf Coast Century along the Great Ocean Road but this is run off road.

November?  Then the one we are really looking forward to:  Queenstown Marathon New Zealand followed by some sight seeing around the South Island.  We are planning to take in Aoraki (Mt Cook) where a marathon is held each year.  I’m sure we’ll fall in love with this area and want to come back.  This was the first marathon event that took my attention.  Perhaps it will be included in the plans for the future.

Then the very last day in November is the Bruny Island Ultra.  We have booked our accommodation already but not sure what we will do or who is coming at this stage.  We might do a team event or the girl Quackers might do the solo again or Pauly might run solo while the rest of us eat chocolate and cheer him on.

No doubt the New Year will have many fantastic runs, a large dose of mediocre runs sprinkled with terrible runs that make us feel like quitting.  That’s all part of it.  The goal is to keep running, keep smiling and to cross those finish lines.

Happy 2019.  May your dreams become plans and may your plans turn into cherished medals hanging on your medal rack.  Medals bring back the memories of hard work in training and the elation of crossing the finishing line then celebrating with our running tribe.

Happy running 🙂

PS the blog has had a little name change.  I hope you like it.

14 thoughts on “Looking forward to a New Year of Running

  1. Happy New Year! Thank you for inspiring me to keep on running I always enjoy your posts Wishing all the best things for you and Pauly in 2019!

  2. Love the new name and the new look too Annie! Sounds exhausting but I’m sure you’ll enjoy most of it and having it planned out makes you know what you have to do to get there!

  3. Woo hoo, LOVE the new title! Yes little ducky, you CAN RUN! Here’s to a wonderful year of travel and runs! No doubt we can solve the problems of the world as we babble our way through countless km’s!!! And when we’re not running, here’s cheers to the events that we are displaying our oustanding cheering abilities. Bring it on 2019, we’re ready for you!!! XXX

  4. Love the name change, it is perfect 💕 Can’t wait for all our running adventures to start and what a great way to start the first event of the year at the chocolate factory 😊 Xo

  5. You did it!!! I had given up that the name would ever change! Dancing in the table waving Canadian pom poms. Woot woot!! Here’s to new beginnings and anything is possible. 🙂

  6. The name works! … very well 🙂

    You certainly have a full calendar of events ahead … and plenty of running! You’re all winners🥇🥈🥉🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

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