The only person I am competing against is myself and I just need to settle in and run my own race, treat it like a training run :-) I have just made a playlist of 49 banging tracks which takes me to 2hrs 45! I need to start increasing my mileage for the New York marathon which is in November. Sounds a long time, but my 16 week schedule starts July 14th! I just need to get round the 13 miles in good shape. In September I will run another half my with my best mate Sal and then I can start to improve my time.
Wish me luck - will report back on the other side! and if I do this, it's another @40 challenge knocked off the list!