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Heartbreak Tailwind 10 race recap

Tailwind 10

I ran my last race of the year today: the Heartbreak Tailwind 10 by Race New Forest. It’s a new race this year, and about the only race I’ve seen in December that doesn’t have a festive theme (I love Santa dashes and Christmas pudding runs, but I’ve run one Read more…


Heartbreaker Half Marathon

Heartbreaker bib and medal

The first time I ran the Heartbreaker Half Marathon (14 miles) was in February 2012. The course changed slightly in 2012 to remove a downhill start and move the turnaround point, so that it is now 13.1 miles and not almost 14 miles, however, that hasn’t affected my time very Read more…


Progress towards Marafun

Until, I got ill, my training for : was going well. After being unable to run for a month because of having laser eye surgery, my parkrun times started out quite slow but have started to pick up again. I’m hoping that when I’m well, I’ll be able to run Read more…


My goals for 2015

I’ve spent the last couple of days discussing the races and events that I want to enter in 2015. Stuart is a firm believer of quality over quantity, whereas I want to enter everything! I quite enjoy doing cross-country running and usually do some of the local cross-country series (CC6) Read more…


Heartbreak and my first swimming lesson

Happy Birthday sign with some balloons

Well, it’s been a few days since I last posted as I’ve been so busy. Heartbreak Half The big event on my birthday was the Heartbreak Half – a 14 mile race out in the New Forest that is known for its steep hills. The course had been altered slightly Read more…


34 years and 360 days…

Alarm clock on bedside table

It was so hard to get out of bed this morning to go to Run Camp. I really wanted to have a lie in, but I also knew that it was the day of our time trial, so I forced myself to get up. If I’m ever going to fit Read more…


Run Leading… on a bike

Run Leading on a bike - image of a bicycle

This evening I tried Run Leading on a bike for the first time. I thought it would be sensible to give my legs a break after yesterday’s 23 miles. It was actually quite an enjoyable experience. The hill on Southampton Common that I absolutely hate when I’m doing parkrun is Read more…