How far did I run in 2021?
Jan11

How far did I run in 2021?

2021 started just as most of 2020 had ended – with a lot of uncertainty! With Covid cases still rising, would we be able to get back to races this year? Would parkrun come back? I started training for Newport marathon on 4th January, ready for the race on 18th April, but I knew it would be a miracle if it went ahead. It was postponed two weeks later. I was also booked in for the Tewkesbury half marathon and Cheltenham Challenge...

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I signed up for another marathon!
Nov16

I signed up for another marathon!

I love the process of training for a marathon. I love the discipline and routine. I love the feeling of getting stronger and the sense of achievement. But, here’s the thing, I also love it when it’s over! Running a marathon is a triumph. A culmination not just of a long, hard morning’s running, but of weeks of hard work. On days when you’re too busy. On days when you don’t feel like running. On days when...

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Silent Sunday 31.10.21
Oct31

Silent Sunday 31.10.21

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Newport marathon 2021
Oct28

Newport marathon 2021

After several days and a sleepless night of worrying, I made it to the start line of Newport marathon. Sadly I wasn’t with my husband, who had become ill just the day before. I felt so sorry for him as he had put in all the training. It was going to be his first marathon. On the plus side, he had at least driven me down there. I arrived and immediately joined a toilet queue – which was rather long. I realised I was...

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Newport marathon: The maranoia goes next level
Oct26

Newport marathon: The maranoia goes next level

I wrote the other week about ‘maranoia’ – the special kind of paranoia you develop in the days leading up to a marathon. Because you’ve put A LOT of work in and you don’t want anything to scupper it. So every little thing becomes a worry. In the last few days before Newport marathon, the maranoia reached a whole new level. It actually started at the end of September, when my daughter finally did her D of...

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