I might actually be enjoying running!

Sep 04, 16 I might actually be enjoying running!

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If you’d have said to me a month ago that I’d be able to run five miles with running club on a Wednesday night after a tough day at work I’d have laughed at you.  If you’d told me I’d do it on more than one occasion I wouldn’t have believed you.  Not only that I can go out and do 5k or 7k without...

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Like a cowboy without a horse

Aug 12, 16 Like a cowboy without a horse

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This week I learned a very important lesson about being over confident in my abilities. It hurts! For the first two days of the week I’ve been walking around like a cowboy who’s spent the last two weeks on horseback. My legs appeared to have forgotten there was any kind of flexibility to them, and my long legs made me...

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A Little Less Procrastination

Jan 23, 14 A Little Less Procrastination

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As I sat in my comfy chair playing inane games on my iPad on Sunday and not even thinking about going for my planned training run I was reminded that this time last year nothing would have kept me indoors, not the weather, not injury, I’d have been out there following my marathon training plan regardless, and that I was...

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Marathon training has commenced… A day late!

Dec 18, 13 Marathon training has commenced… A day late!

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Oh.My.God. It wasn’t even three miles and I was a wreck. A choking, spluttering, coughing wreck. I felt like I was back at day one all over again, and in a way I guess I am. I ran 5k on the 1st December but other than that I think it’s July since I last ran. I had such good intentions, I was going to start running again...

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The cost of race organisers inflexibility

Jul 29, 13 The cost of race organisers inflexibility

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One of the biggest problems I have with some races is the extremely high entry fees, coupled with the lack of flexibility shown by race organisers if you’re unable to run for any reason.  Let’s face it, over the last five years I’ve missed the start line on more races that I’ve entered than I’ve...

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Show your trainers some holiday love

Jul 12, 13 Show your trainers some holiday love

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A few weeks ago I jetted off to the sun for a well earned break.  Okay I had the usual airport delay, but once we got there it was everything I had longed for.  Cloudless blue skies, 30 degree heat and a lovely beach front to run down on a morning. That’s right, I packed my running kit. Just the weekend before I’d gone...

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It’s just four times round the Village’ book has launched

May 18, 13 It’s just four times round the Village’ book has launched

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Some people get a medal at the end of a race, sometimes a t-shirt, at London Marathon we were spoiled and got both. Now, alongside the many photos I have to remember the day by, I have another lasting memento – my new book ‘It’s just four times round the Village’. Now available on Amazon in print and Kindle...

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Fantastic sponsorship result for Martin House Children’s Hospice

May 09, 13 Fantastic sponsorship result for Martin House Children’s Hospice

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Last night I was invited along to Martin House Children’s Hospice to meet up with the rest of the team who took part in London Marathon on their behalf. Several of us had ballot places, this meant any money we raised was extra for the charity, while others had run under a charity place which the charity has to pay for. Whist...

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