Hi everyone and welcome to our blog!
We are Amy and Gideon Hookway, from Wales, UK and this year we have decided to take up running! This is specifically so that by November we will be fit enough to take on the Walt Disney World Wine and Dine Half Marathon, and raise some funds for a great charity, the Make-A-Wish foundation UK!
We hope that you will follow along with our progress via this blog, as well as via Amy’s Instagram account. We plan on posting training updates, general thoughts, race reports and helpful information for other beginner runners out there!
Prior to 2015, neither of us did any regular running, and neither of us have participated in any running events or races, so this really is completely new for us.
We took the plunge and managed to sign up for the Walt Disney World Wine and Dine half marathon last week when registration opened (because who can resist a half marathon in DISNEYWORLD – not us avid disney fans thats for sure), and will be jetting off to Florida on the 5th November 2015, ready for the race which takes place on the 7th November 2015.
In the meantime we have a few races lined up locally this year to help us in our half marathon training. These include:
The Bath two tunnels 5k – 10th May 2015
The Caerphilly 10k (possibly) – 21st June 2015
The Swansea 10k – 20th September 2015
Please keep up to date with our progress via this blog, and if you feel you would like to donate to our fundraising efforts, you can do so via our just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/hookwaysrundisney/
See ya real soon folks!