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Run Leeds

New article on the Run Leeds website

I’ve written an article for the Run Leeds website about my e-book. You can find the article at this link here. Here is the transcript:  It is that time of year when people start to think of entering the festive spirit and maybe even entering fun runs such as a …

Runners Winners

Be A Winner In Winter 2016 Review

Winter Winners 2016 I came up with the concept of #BeAWinnerInWinter at the end of 2015 (also referred to as #WinterWinners). It came on the back of the Jantastic challenge that I had taken part in the previous two winters. It was around working together to help achieve targets and …

Run ABC North

Article published in Run ABC North magazine

Run ABC North magazine had come across my blog and asked me if I was interested in taking part in an interview about my favourite race. I answered their interview questions that they sent through to me and the article below is the finished product. Link to the Run ABC …

Respect

Respect the distance

Respect the distance One thing I have learnt over the last few years running is that you need to respect the distance you are running. Too many people find certain races difficult because they haven’t trained well enough, or hard enough, or had time to train sufficiently. You cannot expect the best …

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 …

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 …