Posted by: Simon & Becci | December 9, 2014

Runner Runner

This coming Sunday sees the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year announced in the UK. So, who will get your vote? Jo Pavey? Lewis Hamilton? Or maybe current favourite Rory McIlroy?

I would like to throw in a last minute candidate: my wife Becci Brown. Here are the reasons why I believe she should win the coveted trophy….

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(NOTE: Most of what follows is true. Some might be just a little bit exaggerated….)

2014 has been a year of unparalleled sporting success for Becci. Following her achievement of swimming across the Mekong River in world record time earlier this year, Becci sets her sights on an even more challenging goal: winning the annual 10 KM race at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap that was held last weekend. Over 8000 people from 78 different nations entered the event this year, so Becci knew her competition would be tough.

After several months of gruelling training to prepare herself for the humid conditions in Siem Reap, Becci arrived at the world famous temple complex in peak condition.

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She and her training partner, Han-Na Cha, arrived at the course shortly after 5am on Sunday morning eager to begin, along with friends David and Miri who were among the favourites in the longer half marathon.

Excitement mounted on the start line

“Tension” mounted on the start line…

Before the race finally got underway! Becci was so confident of success however that she and Han-Na hung back to allow others a head start

Before the race finally got underway! Becci was so confident of success that she decided to hang back to allow others a head start

Very soon, though runners were trailing in her wake

Very soon, however, runners (and pushchairs) were left trailing in her wake

She and Han-Na then pulled into an unassailable lead, even having time for a selfie....

She and Han-Na pulled into an unassailable lead, even having time for a selfie at Bayon….

...and to take pictures of the beautiful surroundings

…and to take more pictures of the beautiful surroundings

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Crowds gathered at the finish line as they awaited the return of the runners

And unsurprisingly, Becci won the Gold!

They were not disappointed. Unsurprisingly, Becci won the Gold!

What more do I need to say? This Sunday: vote Becci!

(Thanks to Han-Na for the pictures!)

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Responses

  1. An awesome effort 🙂

  2. Vote Becci. Faster than lewis, better aim than Rory. A sure fire winner in the liberty family church sports personality of the year.

  3. Go Becci go! Please don’t challenge us to a run! Viv X

  4. What a couple of stars! Next stop…..?

    With love and hugs Sandra xx

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  5. Well done!!! Really proud of you both.


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