Race Report – RunThrough Victoria Park 10km

29662531_926143214226697_6558655573202357451_oI decided earlier this year that I wanted to try and complete twelve 10km events during 2018. Having already missed January this meant at least one event every month, with my first being the Cancer Research Winter Run back in February. My March race was supposed to be the Adidas City Run in Fulham but due to the “lovely” British weather this was postponed because of snow and ice! Continue reading

1 Year, 2 Half Marathons

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I’ve been running now for about 6 months and for a little while i’ve been thinking about how to challenge myself.  Last year I had a big weight loss goal in mind and that kept me motivated over 12 months.  While i’m still getting to the end of that goal (i’m just a few weeks away from losing 10 stone) I knew i’d need a goal to keep me motivated again this year.

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2018 Running Plans

So after the success of the Winter Run last week I decided it was time to look at my plans for the rest of the year and start to plot out the running I want to do.  I already had a couple of races booked for the summer but I’ve decided I like the idea of running a 10km every month, so have been looking around to find some other events to take part in.

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London Winter Run – my first ever 10km

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So Sunday was the day that I stepped things up and ran my first ever 10km, and what a run in was!  Going into the event I was a little anxious, nervous even, as I had only really run longer than 5km once and that was a very slow 7km at more of a walking pace than anything that could be called running.  I probably should have trained a bit more efficiently beforehand, but when I got to the event I oddly felt ready. Continue reading

2018 Goals

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I’m back from my Christmas break and after nearly two full weeks of relaxation and great time with my family i’m ready to get stuck in to 2018.  I’ve definitely over-indulged over the last week and feel a bit rubbish thanks to all the mince pies, trifle, wine and cheese, so i’m actually looking forward to getting back on track. Continue reading

Parkrun

parkrun_logo-d258b02c8a9688689f6152182860d4b3aec4260c3dce74c2e6e57f719b97aa49So after initially signing up to Parkrun back in June I finally convinced myself it was a good idea to actually go for a run.  So a few weeks ago I got myself up nice and early put on my trainers and then headed out of the door – before promptly turning around and heading back home.  Turns out i’d misunderstood one of the key requirements of parkrun and hadn’t printed off a copy of my barcode.

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