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Bournemouth Marathon Festival

This was a busy weekend.i was signed up for the Supersonic 10k and my husband for his first marathon. We used this as an excuse for a weekend away together which is pretty much unheard of for us. We really … Continue reading

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50 mile challenge

For the month of September, I decided to sign up for a virtual running challenge where I pay a fee and send in evidence of my running to earn a medal (and this time a shirt). So for the whole … Continue reading

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Swindon Half Marathon

I did it. I ran my half marathon yesterday. I didn’t run every single step but I ran well. There were only just under 2000 of us running which means about 300 people signed up and paid but didn’t show … Continue reading

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Half training

The scene is a cold, wet morning at about 8am in a large English town. The roads are quiet and only a few people are out for walks in full trousers and coats. Then two bedraggled “runners” in the shorts … Continue reading

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Hot, overtrained and a challenge for the future

I don’t know if it has been due to the heat or maybe overtraining a bit but I have hit a wall. I have no energy and my chest and side have been extra achy for a couple weeks. It … Continue reading

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Run/walking

For about the last 3 weeks or so I have not been able to maintain my pace at all. I run for a while, wear myself out and walk over and over again. I am running at a faster pace … Continue reading

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Snail pace runners

I was just reading Women’s Running magazine and it hit me that I haven’t seen a regular piece written by a back of the pack runner in ages and I don’t think ever in Women’s Running. This is a shame … Continue reading

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Lethbridge 10k

Mid week 10k run. The weather was a bit chilly for mid-June. The day had been nice enough but the evening run was a bit of a chilly start. Starting from a local sports centre, we lined up in the … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight 10K

What do you do on vacation? Relax or maybe read a book? That sounds so much more sensible then what I did. Isle of Wight Festival of Running was the first weekend of June. They had a 5K, 10K, half … Continue reading

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Neolithic 10k

Enjoyed this run….well as far as I am able to enjoy running. Running and I are frenemies at best. Weather was bipolar, the boy was challenging and my husband’s half marathon started in a different location so needed a bus … Continue reading

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