Run for the thrills

Run for the thrills

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KCB Dublin Marathon 2019- Race Report

KCB Dublin Marathon 2019- Race Report

To be perfectly honest with you, Dublin marathon was something of an accident. As is so often the case with accidental life decisions though, it turned out to be a bloody brilliant one! Let me give you some background. I was at work one sunny […]

Brokenhurst Parkrun

Brokenhurst Parkrun

The New Forest is one of my favourite places to run, and I’m going to let you in on a secret…… Brokenhurst Parkrun is just a little bit special. Why Brokenhurst Parkrun? When your birthday falls on Parkrun day, it would be rude not to […]

Training Weekly: Chicago week 12/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 12/16

After Sunday’s disaster, and a second failed long run in as many weeks, I’m not sure where all this is going. Will I end up making it to the Chicago start line? Right now, I really don’t know. But I am determined to find a […]

Training Weekly: Chicago week 11/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 11/16

So, this good week, bad week cycle is getting old now. Fingers crossed it does at least mean this week should be a better one, but it also means Chicago falls in a ‘bad week’, and I really need to break the cycle. Over the […]

Poole Parkrun

Poole Parkrun

Two laps of the pond, and one of the cricket pitch. Simples! Why Poole Parkrun? Poole Parkrun is known to be fast. Certainly the fastest of our local events. There’s almost no elevation and it’s run on fairly solid paths and tarmac. So, with my […]

Training Weekly: Chicago week 10/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 10/16

Double figures! I tell you what, if you want time to fly, I can thoroughly recommend marathon training. How are we 10 weeks deep and almost into September already? Annoyingly, I’m starting this week not feeling particularly well. It seems that my stomach hates me. […]

Training Weekly: Chicago week 9/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 9/16

Marathon Training- Week 9 As the last few weeks of marathon training have followed a ‘good week’, ‘bad week’ alternating pattern, I’m hoping this one will continue that trend as a good one. And if I could just hit one of my intervals sessions this […]

Salisbury 54321- 3rd lady……  and the first time I raced a race

Salisbury 54321- 3rd lady…… and the first time I raced a race

Where to even begin! I love Salisbury 54321, hence this is the third consecutive year that I’d entered. It’s the perfect mix of trails, hills and wonderfully pretty countryside, all brought together by great organisation, excellent marshalling and a selection of cake at the finish […]

Training Weekly: Chicago week 8/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 8/16

Let’s be honest, last week is going to be fairly impossible to top. So, I’m not going to try! Instead, my goals for week 8 are to quietly reach the half way point before scheduling a mini break down about the fact that there are […]

Upton House Parkrun

Upton House Parkrun

Not to be confused with Upton Court Parkrun in Slough….. Why Upton House Parkrun? Last year, we bought a Volvo. Trust me, this is relevant. When we test drove the XC60, we were trusted to be grown up enough to take it out for a […]