Marathon training: Why I’m finally running for charity
Feb25

Marathon training: Why I’m finally running for charity

I’ve never run for charity before. There’s two reasons for that. The first is that I think if you’re running for charity, it ought to be some sort of challenge. For me, running a half marathon isn’t a challenge. It’s something I do every year – last year I even did three half marathons. Who wants to give money to charity just because Sarah is running another half marathon? Yawn! And the other reason...

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The Sport Relief mini triathlon
Mar22

The Sport Relief mini triathlon

Sport Relief is a charity we’ve supported as a family for many years. We did the Sport Relief Mile from 2008 to 2016 – increasing our distances to three miles and even six miles in my eldest’s case. But this year, there was no Sport Relief Mile. People needed to come up with their own fundraising activities. And I’m very proud to say that my daughter did just that. Along with a friend from school, they decided...

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Emma’s Army: Loud ‘n’ Proud
May22

Emma’s Army: Loud ‘n’ Proud

When I signed my kids up to walk part of the Cotswold Way for Emma’s Army against cancer, I told them about it briefly, then didn’t mention it again. I didn’t want to pressure them into it. If they chose not to do it, that would be fine – 8.6 miles is a long way when you’re 8 or 10. But my kids are determined and committed. They got up on Sunday morning and both of the younger two told me they...

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Emma’s Army against cancer
May20

Emma’s Army against cancer

When I signed up to walk part of the Cotswold Way for Emma’s Army against cancer with my friend Emma Crazy with Twins to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research, I decided I wanted to walk two days and I wanted to walk with the kids. Looking at the dates, locations and distances, it all worked well for us. The route closest to home fell on the first weekend – and also included the shortest day on the Sunday. My...

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