Dalby Dash 10k

Nov 13, 16 Dalby Dash 10k

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I last did Dalby Dash back in 2011, but I’ve always remembered it as my favourite 10k race, albeit not my fastest.  My memory was of a tough 3k hill, a descent into the forest and then a subtle incline for the last 1k.  My memory isn’t quite what it used to be obviously.  The hill went on for almost 4.5k, and I’m...

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MoRunning 10k Leeds

Nov 05, 16 MoRunning 10k Leeds

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Having run at Temple Newsam just a few weeks ago I was confident I could handle the challenge of the course, that is until I found it was reversed.  This meant starting the 10k with the incredibly steep hill. Luckily the mud from the last race was nowhere in sight, just a biting cold wind.  I’d chosen to wear fancy dress for...

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Women’s Running 10k Leeds

Oct 02, 16 Women’s Running 10k Leeds

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Sunday 2nd October proved bright and sunny – perfect for a 10k toodle around the beautiful Temple Newsam setting.  The Women’s Running 10k was a double circuit full of mud and hills which took me by surprise if I’m honest. I’m not a fan of going twice round a circuit at the best of times, and knowing we had...

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Asda Foundation 10k

Aug 07, 16 Asda Foundation 10k

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Well the day dawned, and surprisingly I was quite looking forward to not only my first race in three years, but my first outdoor run in two years, despite barely any training and only just hitting 5k on the treadmill a few days ago. As is always the case things didn’t go smoothly. Traffic was such a nightmare we abandoned all...

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I did it! Virgin London Marathon 2013

Apr 23, 13 I did it! Virgin London Marathon 2013

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It’s still all rather surreal to be honest. I’ve got the aches and stiffness, I’ve got the blisters and I’ve got the shiny medal and finishers T-shirt but part of me still thinks it was all a dream. Getting to the start felt like it required military precision planning, but in reality was much easier than...

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Ay up – there’s a Yorkshire Marathon

Jan 09, 13 Ay up – there’s a Yorkshire Marathon

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If I had a pound for everyone who mentioned this to me on launch day yesterday I’d have been…well not rich, but certainly well enough off to order a takeaway tonight! No, I haven’t entered, and right now I have no intention of entering. I haven’t survived London yet, and if I’m honest, am still not...

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Gunpowder Plod 5K York November 2012

Nov 06, 12 Gunpowder Plod 5K York November 2012

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Yesterday lunchtime I almost gave up my place for this inaugural 5k race.  I’ve had a virus for several weeks and not been running and every time I go out in the cold I start coughing.  I sat back and thought about it quite a lot and decided that it wasn’t on my chest, it was only 5k and there would be fireworks so I...

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Sport Relief Mile – well more like 3 miles actually!

Mar 25, 12 Sport Relief Mile – well more like 3 miles actually!

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Having refused to take part in Race for Life due to the exorbitant entry fee, all of which goes to admin and not the charity, I was pleased to find a run I could enter with my nine year old.  I should point out, perhaps, that my nine year old is not into running, and looks at me with a very odd look should I suggest she join me on...

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