How my half marathon times have improved in over 20 years of running
Jun14

How my half marathon times have improved in over 20 years of running

When I ran the Tewkesbury half marathon last month, it was my 12th half marathon. I thought it would be interesting to look back on how my half marathon times have changed in over 20 years. I ran my first half marathon in 1995. Yes, 1995. There were no times on the internet, email or text. I would have looked my time up in the newspaper the following day – on the shelf in the newsagent because I couldn’t afford to buy my own...

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Once a year?
Sep12

Once a year?

I’m talking running here, just to clarify in case you were thinking about anything else. And I’m not sure what that would be. I did two half marathons in 2011 and that was the plan for 2012, but then I got injured, so I only did one. I’m just about to do my second half marathon this year. And I’m TIRED.A few days ago, I promised myself I would just do one half marathon next year. Just like I promised in...

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The Gallery: Fitness
Oct09

The Gallery: Fitness

I’ve only recently started doing The Gallery, but I already feel like Tara Cain from Sticky Fingers can see into my brain. The themes reflect my life so well. Back to school – OK, so that was relevant to a lot of us that week, but even more so for me because my son was starting secondary school. Beauty – after I’d spent an amazing weekend with the most brilliant and beautiful women at a colleague’s...

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Silent Sunday 7.10.12
Oct07

Silent Sunday 7.10.12

 

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Bristol half marathon 2012
Oct02

Bristol half marathon 2012

After training for possibly too long – I have been running at least eight miles twice a week for three months, the day of the Bristol half marathon finally arrived.I don’t know what it is, I’m used to running stupid distances, but the big day did make me slightly nervous. There’s just that bit more pressure, that bit more uncertainty, even that little bit of loneliness of being a single person on your own in a...

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