Brass Monkey Half Marathon Report – January 2012

Jan 23, 12 Brass Monkey Half Marathon Report – January 2012

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What can I say, I’m writing this the day after my first attempt at a Half Marathon and I truly feel like I have been hit by a train.  My hips are so sore and out of alignment that it’s not funny, and I am waddling around like a drunken cowboy who’s been in the saddle for weeks. But I don’t care cos I...

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Dalby Dash 10k 13th November 2011

Nov 14, 11 Dalby Dash 10k 13th November 2011

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For a race that I had been worrying about for some time, and nearly dropped out of on Friday, this went surprisingly well.  The day dawned damp and misty and didn’t really improve on that, although I am told that it was considerably warmer than the same time last year.  The event takes place in Dalby Forest and the organisers...

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Sutton Park 10k September 2011

Sep 26, 11 Sutton Park 10k September 2011

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My first and only attempt at this was back in 2008 as a 7 mile race, it was my first attempt at the distance, and my run/walk earned me a finish time of 1:27:25 and a sore ankle from the rather large rubble on the airfield surface. This year it’s a 10k race (although Endomondo only clocked it as 6.07 miles but that could have...

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Race for Life York May 2003

Sep 24, 11 Race for Life York May 2003

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I remember the tenth anniversary year, they had a band half way round the course, and by the time I got to that half way point the band packed up and went home.  Now to me the whole point of these races is to celebrate those women at the back, the ones in the wheelchair or walking with the help of friends, the survivors.  They...

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Jane Tomlinson 10k York 2011

Sep 23, 11 Jane Tomlinson 10k York 2011

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This is one of my favourite running photos because of the crowd behind me!  I got so used to being last but one that this gives me a real buzz. This is the second Jane Tomlinson I’ve done but it’s the first where I set myself a target of running non stop.  I’ve not raced since the Jane Tomlinson 10k in 2009, and...

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Race for Life York July 2010

Aug 31, 10 Race for Life York July 2010

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As you know I have chosen not to take part in Race for Life anymore due to the entry fee being so high and none of it going to the charity. But that’s a story for another day. This blog post is to celebrate the back runners, the survivors, the people taking part to celebrate life.   This photo is a perfect example of that,...

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Race for Life York July 2008

Aug 01, 10 Race for Life York July 2008

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This was the first time my daughter had entered Race for Life and was really excited about taking part, sadly the weather wasn’t on our side.  From before the warm up the heavens opened and stayed that way for the rest of the morning.  It was made worse as it was one of the many Race for Life’s that I have done with a...

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Edinburgh Marathon Hairy Haggis Relay May 2009

Jun 02, 09 Edinburgh Marathon Hairy Haggis Relay May 2009

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What an experience!  I chose the ‘Glory Leg’ of the relay which is the 4.7mile last leg which means I would get to cross a Marathon finish line, well it was my team and I was the most inexperienced runner on it.  As it was my 40th birthday just a few days before we had decided to make a weekend of it in Edinburgh and...

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