MNDAD@70 Update…

So we are now two and a half months in to my crazy year of raffles. SEVENTY didn’t seem unachievable, but it is daunting. We are now on raffle number 14, and I think unachievable am already a little bit behind schedule. I think I worked it out that I need to run one every 5 days to fit in all 70 in one year, but I am just over-lapping some. If you need reminding why I am doing this, please read here. I think one of the things that I am finding the hardest is knowing how to publicise…Continue reading MNDAD@70 Update…

The Bath Half – Race Recap

So last year, my run club decided to all sign up to the same half marathon. Not wanting to miss out, I booked up and then realised that was going to be three half marathon in 4 weeks. I can do that, no worries I thought! Then at last week Vitality Big Half, I really didn’t enjoy it, my foot hurt, the weather was horrible (Read about it here) and it really doubted my ability to run another one so soon. I have been put on medication recently and it has been making me very tired, and I really didn’t…Continue reading The Bath Half – Race Recap

The Vitality Big Half – Race recap

Let me start this recap with my comedy moments from the weekend! Firstly, when I got out of the tube station at Tower Bridge, the heavens opened. I put my hood up and was sending a video to my friends asking them why they didn’t want to come to London. You may have already guessed, but my head was down I wasn’t looking where I was going, and I walked into a lamppost!! There were so many people around and I felt so stupid! So that started the day and this to finish! Last year, Jordan – Project Marathon Girl had…Continue reading The Vitality Big Half – Race recap

Brighton Half Marathon 2019 – Race Recap

I LOVE Brighton! Date: Sunday 24th February 2019 Time: 9:30am Weather: Bright sunshine and warm. Course: The course is the exact same as last year, so rather than rewriting it, check out last years post here. My race:  I was so nervous about this race! I would even say that I wasn’t really looking forward to it – dreading it! After last weeks race, read here, I just didn’t want to hate it. I didn’t want to ruin my love for this race. It was a slightly later start than normal, so I didn’t have to get up ridiculous early, so a…Continue reading Brighton Half Marathon 2019 – Race Recap

MK Winter Warmer 10K – Race Recap

I booked this race about 2 weeks ago. I only heard about it as my cousins were running it, and I thought it would be nice to join in with them. I left it till last-minute to book as it was the start of half term, and we hadn’t made up our minds if we were going away or not. I booked it and then didn’t really think about it. At training last week, someone had said to me, you have enough time to race it and still recover for Brighton Half the following weekend. So then I started think…Continue reading MK Winter Warmer 10K – Race Recap

#MNDAD70

It’s been a while since I last blogged, but as it’s half term, so I thought I’d post! If you follow me on social media, you will have seen the hashtag #MNDAD70, and hopefully you will know what it is about. But just in case this blog reaches people that are not following me, let me explain. So my dad died in 2010 of Motor Neurone Disease. – for those that are not sure what this is, if I said Ice Bucket Challenge or Stephen Hawkins, you probably have heard of it at some point. It is the most horrendous…Continue reading #MNDAD70

The Great South Run – Race Recap

My RunMND family has been taking part in this race for many years, and I remember watching it on the TV  looking for them, and it looked lovely, so a few months ago, I looked at booking it. I remember thinking it was expensive for a 10 mile race and kept putting it off. Then someone shared a competition to win a place, so I stuck my name in, and I was lucky enough to win a place, so thank you SimplyHealth and GreatRun. By the time I found out I was running it, a lot of the hotels in…Continue reading The Great South Run – Race Recap

Wellingborough 5 Miles – Race Recap

I know, it’s like buses!! I don’t race/blog for a while and then two come along in one week! Blame my club, as they have two club champ races in one week. So, if I’m going to delay my holidays for a race, I might as well do both of them! My niece and nephew held their annual #twinfest to celebrate their 5th birthday, so I was actually camping all weekend. I did wonder whether I would make the race, as I knew the celebration may involved some alcohol. Well, I was a very good girl and only had one…Continue reading Wellingborough 5 Miles – Race Recap

Doug Anderson 5k – Race Recap

I’m not one for paying for a 5K race – why would you when you have a free weekly 5K in Parkrun, but this race is part of our club championship and although I know I will never win, it does mean that I get an entry into the London Marathon club ballot. With ballot places becoming harder to obtain, I think it is worth giving myself more chances to get to run the great marathon again one day! 5K’s are hard, made harder when your training hasn’t been that consistent. Annoyingly, I seem to be saying this a lot…Continue reading Doug Anderson 5k – Race Recap

Mizuno Endure 24 2018 – Race recap

This was my third time at this event and for the third year in a row, I can say I LOVE THIS EVENT! For some reason, I didn’t write a race recap last year, but you can read 2016’s here. The event felt bigger this year, and I am sure there were lots more people running and spectating. If you are not familiar with this event, it’s a 24 hour race that starts at noon on the Saturday and finishes at noon on the Sunday. It’s held at Wasing Park, Reading (and there is one in Leeds) and you can…Continue reading Mizuno Endure 24 2018 – Race recap