The Plitvice Lakes Marathon in Croatia would have been my 81st Marathon in my 68th country. The marathon would also have been my 8th 2020 Spring Marathon. All of that plan and dreams had to be laid to rest in the face of COVID.
I however didn’t go to rest as I converted every of my 8 cancelled 2020 Spring marathon to a Kitchen Balcony Marathon and tied to the raising of funds to buy the Osun State Branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society 8 Bicycles and Helmets.
This last of the series of Kitchen Balcony Marathon is dedicated to every single person who has given of themselves and their resources to make the project a success. I am indeed very grateful and couldn’t have achieved this without you all.
Runner 👧🏾 Girl had registered to run the Maraton Stamaza Branka Copica in Bosnia and Herzegovina as her 78th Marathon in her 65th country. She had requested for Bib No 65 but the organizers had offered her Bib No 8165 because the race like the Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon does not have provisions for double digit numbers.
The race was eventually cancelled like all her previous 2020 Spring Marathons. She promptly converted the cancelled event to her 7th 10 meter Kitchen Balcony Marathon.
Runner 👧🏾 Girl had the privilege to have Kati Jaeger, a well known Global Race Director lend her support by offering to do the count down for her.
She started the marathon before the crack of dawn and had the opportunity to watch the day break. Sprinkles of rain, a cloudy overcast, calls from friends checking in on her and a call from the Osun State Branch of the Nigerian RedCross made the time go by quickly.
The FogAdventures team is grateful to all the people who have supported the 8 Balcony Marathons for 8 Bicycles for the Nigerian Red Cross Project with their prayers, time and money.
We are stronger together.
The ING Luxembourg Marathon was cancelled so I ran the marathon on the same scheduled date at NIGHT on the 10 meter Kitchen Balcony.
The Lithuanian Community is excited about Runner 👧🏾 Girl‘s choice of running an alternative to the cancelled Kaunas Marathon on her 10 meter Kitchen Balcony.
5th Kitchen Balcony Marathon
The Rimi Riga Marathon originally slated for the 17th of May was postponed. Runner Girl planned to run the marathon anyway on the original date and in her own way. The weather was not favorable but she showed up and laced up her shoes. Even though she couldn’t run the sub 6 hour run she wanted to run, she decided to run the run she could run in the face of the torrential African rain and thunderstorms.
This is Runner Girl’s 👧🏾 replacement run for the Varna Marathon. She runs through a tropical down pour of rain., enduring the thunder and lightening to finish with a smile on her face.
Sometimes we have to hold the reins and direct our own affairs.
Pristine Marathon, Kosovo and Hamburg Marathon, Germany were both scheduled for the 19th of April 2020, and then postponed until autumn. Runner Girl 👧🏾 and her friends ran their races anyway as previously scheduled in new locations!
Some runners race for a personal best time. Runner Girl is on the race course for a different reason.
The adventures of a Runner Girl continue as she overcomes foul weather at the GIG Malta Marathon 2019 and has a most excellent running experience.