Running achievements

2015 Running Achievements

2015 Raised £101 for Macmillan Cancer Support and £153.40 for the Laila Milly Foundation. Summary – Ran 1082.94 miles (212 runs) in 2015. (2.97 miles/day or 4.78km/day) 23 races (excluding triathlons) – 242.08 race miles – 23 medals 13 PB’s overall – 6 x race PB’s (including improvement of 7s in 1mile, 1m57 …

20 tips for a better life

First thing in the day and last thing at night: 1.No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 2.When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, ‘My purpose is to __________ today.’ 3.Record your late night TV shows and get more sleep. 4.Each …

Man Up

Man Up

There has been a rising trend in men being told to ‘man up’ and stop complaining about things. The general meaning of ‘man up’ is to be brave or tough enough to deal with an unpleasant situation. There is also a large issue about men not opening up about things …

Lovely Running Bling!

Are race medals worth the effort?

Are race medals worth the effort? A few of this year’s medals. What does a medal represent? Is it just the shiny nature of the medal that appeals to our inner magpie? It mostly gets put away inside our homes after the race and very few if anyone outside our …

Menai Bridge, Wales

Four Nation Half Marathon Challenge

Tomorrow I will be doing my first half marathon race of the year. I had this idea towards the back end of last year of doing a ‘four nations half marathon challenge’ in 2015 – to do a half marathon in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The first country …

Running achievements

2014 Running Achievements

2014 Raised £475 for Oxfam Summary – Ran 932.5 miles (1500.7km) 31 races (inc 1 duathlon)- 256.8 race miles  – 26 medals 13 x race PB’s (including improvement of 1m01 in 1m, 2m43 in 5k, and 4m03 in 10k and 14m22 in HM) 56 training runs – 289 miles 70 …

2014 Yorkshire Marathon finisher - Pain in temporary, pride is forever

What the 2014 Yorkshire Marathon meant to me.

What the 2014 Yorkshire Marathon meant to me. Wow, what an emotional time this has been! I’ve seen blood, sweat, tears, laughter, screaming, diva strops and many more emotions – and some of those were from other people and not me! Why did I enter? When I look back to …

Sometimes it just doesn't happen

Some days it just don’t happen

Today’s race is one to put in the past, it wasn’t one I would like to remember too long, but I think it’s important to try and look for any lessons that can be learned from experience. Having a few injury niggles and pains creep up on the run, the …

Running achievements

2013 Running Achievements

2013 Raised £725 for Oxfam Ran 624.1miles (1004.4km!) 11 races – 141.8 miles 13 x PB’s (including improvement of 8m10 in 5k, and 16m40 in 10k) PB’s – (1m – 8m35, 5k 29m10) – 10k 61m20- HM – 2h27m48) 79 solo training runs – 482.3 miles 27 weeks at SRC …