On Sunday, July 22, I did something I’ve wanted to do for years. I ran the Tely 10!
Now for a lot of people, hoofing it across 10 miles / 16 kilometers probably isn’t all that big a deal. Heck, when I lived in Toronto I often walked to and from work and covered around nine kilometers a day.
But the Tely is different.
It’s a run that all of St. John’s and surrounding communities are aware of and make note. There are running clinics that can prepare you for the big day. It’s a rite of passage for a lot of runners.
On race day, there are thousands of runners who are local participants; sometimes they’re your neighbours or co-workers. And you don’t have to look far to find people from outside of the province who are in town for the race.
Last year I wanted to do the Tely, but sloppy training left me with an angry knee and I wussed out.
This year I was determined, but probably didn’t train as much as I should have…