Viva Las Vegas!
. . . but not for me this year
I looked into finding a corporate sponsor to fund it . . . but everyone I know is obviously a lot more shrewd than they look. So I took a scalpel to the budget, and worked out how I could optimise the use of my extensive Airmiles balance.
But when it came down to it, I live in a remote corner of the UK, so to get to Nevada and run a half marathon was still going to cost me at least £500 ($1000), and six days.
I really couldn’t justify the money, which would have made the race around £5 per minute (there are ways to earn that kind of money . . . but I’m not going back to that), and leaving Wife & Daughter for a week while I go gallivanting in a far off country seemed more than a little self-indulgent.
So good luck to all of you in the Sweat365 team - especially those of you who’re using the event as part of your journey to Boston (now guaranteed). . . those for whom this is their first 1/2 marathon . . . those who’re running with their family . . . and those who’re walking in a race against a man from the Planet Zappo.