2019: That was the year that was
Dec30

2019: That was the year that was

2019 was another busy year for us. Isn’t every year busy when you have kids? This is our 2019… January started with a double parkrun on New Year’s Day for the first time. It’s a bit of a tradition in the parkrun community, but it’s the first time we’ve done it. It won’t be the last. A few days later, my car went into the garage for repairs, following a small accident my son had had in...

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Twenty-five years of running
Sep19

Twenty-five years of running

I started running 25 years ago. I went for my first run just before my 21st birthday. I’m going to be 46 soon, so that means I’ve clocked up a quarter of a century of running. I haven’t always run a lot, I haven’t always been a prolific half marathon runner. But I’ve never actually stopped running in all of that time. I started running because my husband (then boyfriend) wanted to. He felt he was getting...

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Addicted to races
Jul08

Addicted to races

There are plenty of runners out there who run a couple of marathons every year, five or six half marathons and a load of 10ks. I never really got it. Why would you need to do so many races? There’s the training, the cost, the time and the travel to consider… For many years, I just ran one race a year – usually the Cheltenham half marathon. I’d had a couple of years where I ran a half marathon in spring and...

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How far did I run in 2018?
Jan08

How far did I run in 2018?

In 2018, I ran further than ever. It was the first year I’d run three half marathons – Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Stroud. I got PBs at both Tewkesbury and Cheltenham. I also kept up a regular eight mile run every week, even when I wasn’t training for a half marathon. In previous years, I’ve just done three four mile runs and a parkrun every week. Now I’m doing two four mile runs, a parkrun and an eight...

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2018 – That was the year that was
Dec31

2018 – That was the year that was

2018 has been another busy year for us, day-to-day. There’s very rarely a day where I’m not rushing around somewhere after school. But it has been quieter on the ‘big stuff’ front – with no exams and no new schools. So we’ve just been ticking along with all the everyday stuff and a few highlights. This is our 2018… January was a fairly quiet month for us, as it often is. My eldest and I had a...

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