Two Oceans Half Marathon #10

Ten years ago running became part of my lifestyle. I did my first 10km and 21km race in July 2010.

I am delighted, enthralled, completely stoked and ecstatic that I have just entered my tenth Two Oceans Half Marathon, and I now have an opportunity to finally secure that prized Two Oceans Blue Number.

When a runner completes ten Two Oceans Half Marathons that runner receives a permanent number and entry into the exclusive Blue Number Club at Two Oceans. Technically, for Half Marathons it’s called a Light Blue Number – but it’s still a (shade of) Blue Number.

People have asked me what’s so special about the Blue Number Club, and the truth is nothing earth shattering. You just have automatic preferential entry into the popular race and a special designated zone to have coffee at the Two Oceans Expo.

When I first saw this special designated zone in 2011 and when I was told it was for Blue Number Club members only, that’s when I decided I had to be a Blue Number Club Member! I asked myself “Why couldn’t I also be one?‘ So I’ve worked towards that long-term goal. Interestingly it’s exactly the same motivation for completing a PhD πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ – and also a long-term investment into something that I want too.

So I’m super excited that I’ve been given the chance to finish the ten year goal that I set for myself. …. can hardly wait to say ‘I did it!!!!’ on the 11th April 2020 πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ…

Happy training all my fellow runners πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Hope to see you all at the finish line at Oceans next year!