I am sure you can guess.
I am sure you know what I am going to say.
I AM RUNNING FOR GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND THIS WEEKEND!!!!!
I got the call yesterday that one of the other runners was unable to run this weekend, and they offered me the spot!
Of course I said yes, and although I still feel like this is not going to be the race I officially use to check off my bucket list as it was Gemma’s bad luck, I would never wish that on anyone as I know how hard that would have been for her to drop out, but I am absolutely honored at the opportunity, and am SO excited!
I did have another post planned for today; thanking all the people who have been a part of my journey so far, but I thought this news was a little more exciting 🙂
Dream come true. I finally get that jersey/vest in my hands 🙂
So now I know for sure, the details:
Saturday March 26th at 1:35pm GMT I will represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the World Half Marathon Championships!
It will be televised live on BBC One at 1:30pm (GMT), and on watchathletics for the rest of the world 🙂
What is my primary goal?
To enjoy every second, and soak in my first race for my country…..and of course leave it all out there…..as if I would leave it any other way 😉
I will be pretty quiet the next few days, just trying to relax as much as possible, but I will update again next week 🙂
Sorry for not telling you sooner, but I had to keep it quiet until it was announced, it has been kiiiiiillling me not to scream and shout about it 🙂 Here is the release about it!
I am so, so, so happy for you!!!! Praying for peace before the race and focus and fight throughout the race!!!! I believe in you!
Thank you so much Paula! Your kind words and thoughts mean so much 🙂
Tina – Congratulations on this opportunity. You will make Great Britain & Northern Island (and all your friends and followers) proud with your awesome smile and determination. I look forward to seeing your strong finish online!!!
Thank you Tim, I hope I did you proud 😉
Wow, Tina!! That is phenomenal news- congratulations!! I’ll be thinking of you this weekend and cheering from here!
Thanks so much Laura 🙂
Congratulations!!! You should still count this as a bucket list check, since you are actually able to and in a sense was still chosen to run for them! How very exciting, and I wish you the best race and experience!!!!
I still did hehe, thank you so much for all your support Katy!
Now just go out and give it your all. Wish you a great race
I didnt quite do that…..but I did have fun, and I will do that for London, promise 🙂
Congrats Tina! I am so excited for you. I’m sorry that Steele had that unfortunate chest infection but your country is so lucky to have a wonderful person to fill the spot and represent them well! Enjoy the down time prior, safe travels, and I can’t wait to see how it all goes!!!
You are so sweet my friend! I did soak it in, and your kind words were in my heart!
OMG CONGRATS!!!! SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Will be thinking about you on Saturday! xo
Hehe thank you lovely!
Congratulations! I’m really glad you get to run and represent your home country. Will be thinking of you and can’t wait to read your race recap and see how you do.
Thank you Amy, your words mean a lot!
Congrats and I’m very much excited for you. I cannot wait to tune in!
Thanks Hollie 🙂
Congrats Tina – that is awesome! Best of luck and I’ll be cheering you on this weekend!
Thanks so much for all your support Laura!
I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! And now I’m doing some time zone math to figure out when that is MDT, but I think it’s 7:30am?! Which is a totally reasonable time to watch!
I hope you managed to find it, thanks so much for the support!
So so so excited for you! You’ve earned it, so.enjoy every moment!
Thanks Tara, I sure did enjoy it!
Yay!!! Excellent news and delighted for you. Best of luck out there and will be cheering you on 🙂
Thanks Fifi, you are so sweet 🙂
Yay!! Enjoy and good luck!
Thanks so much Beth, I sure did enjoy it!
Congrats Tina!! That is a bummer that Steele had to pull out but I’m happy that you have the opportunity to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland! I will be cheering for you!!!
Thanks Christine 🙂
So happy for you! Best of luck xx
Thanks so much Charlotte! I appreciate the time you took to message me 🙂
That’s great news, I am really delighted for you and will try to watch it on tv.
Thanks Helen, hope you found it….although I never made it on!
Congratulations!! I’m so excited for you!
Thanks Lisa 🙂
Well done Tina. This is a long time coming. The first of many I’m sure! Enjoy yourself out there and soak up the moment
Thanks Mike! It has been, and I sure did soak it in!
CONGRATS Tina!!! That’s so exciting 🙂 Best of luck friend!
Thanks so much Erin 🙂
So incredibly happy for you Tina! What a dream come true! I can’t wait to watch your half marathon debut for your country!
You are always there with your lovely words my friend!
AHHHHHH!!!!!! I’m not sure how I missed this but OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m sending you all the love and luck in the world. GO GET EM TINA!!!!!
You are amazing!
Congrats Tina! As a Londoner by birth I will be definitely cheering you on from here in Canada!
Thanks Patrick, I did not know that, how cool 🙂
Congratulations! I’m so chuffed for you. It’s sad about the other girl, but these things happen. Don’t let it mar your success because you definitely deserve to be there!
Thanks Anna, I appreciate it so much!
So PROUD of you friend! Best of luck and sending you lots of good running ju ju! XOXO
Thank you! Your ju ju worked 🙂
Congrats! This is so exciting! Have a blast out there!
Thanks Kristen, I sure did!
This is incredible! I’m so happy for you getting to have this opportunity! Good luck and enjoy this incredible experience!
Thank you Samantha, I definitely did 🙂
Oh Tina I am so very, very happy for you!! I will be thinking of you and cheering you on. Enjoy every second of it!
Thanks so much Michelle 🙂