Running: Not bad for a normal person
Dec16

Running: Not bad for a normal person

If anyone ever asks me if I’m a good runner or a fast runner, I tell them I’m ‘not bad for a normal person’. I’m not an elite runner. I am very, very long way away from an elite runner of my age. I have never been a member of a running club, never had a coach or a personal trainer. I have never even been to a gym. I just run. And, all things considered, I’m not bad for a normal person… I...

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The Tewkesbury half marathon
May15

The Tewkesbury half marathon

I hadn’t planned to do the Tewkesbury half marathon. Having taken three months to recover from an injury over the winter, I still wasn’t sure I had it in me to get up to the distance safely. But all it took was for my brother-in-law to tell me that I could do it and the decision was made! I started training just six weeks beforehand. And on Sunday morning, I picked my brother-in-law up and we headed for Tewkesbury. Having...

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Stroud half marathon – smashed it!
Oct24

Stroud half marathon – smashed it!

I didn’t have any real aim for the Stroud half marathon. I wasn’t out to get a PB, or even a particularly quick time. It was a new route for me and I was coming back from injury. I would be happy to get under two hours. I don’t know Stroud very well, but I do know that it’s hilly. Opinions on how hilly the half marathon actually is seemed to vary. Were people saying it ‘wasn’t hilly’ just so...

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