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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. View this post on Instagram A huge thanks and well done to all who completed Reading #endure24 today, hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! A post shared by Racesolutions (@endure24uk) on Jun 11, 2017 at 9:59am PDT The event felt bigger this year, and I am sure there were lots more people running and spectating. If you […]

Brighton Half Marathon 2018 – Race Recap

I have run the Brighton Half marathon three times before, and I pretty much signed up for this year’s race immediately that it opened. This year, I was a little bit more organised and booked accommodation early, as in the past I have paid a fortune for hotels last minute! The race had a little bit of a make over, with new sponsors and colours, but it was just as awesome as always! View this post on Instagram So it’s the final day of my #photochallenge . I have really enjoyed seeing everyone’s photos, so thank you to everyone that […]

MK Winter Half Marathon – Race Recap

So, this is the race that was supposed to happen back in December 2017, but the weather decided it had other ideas. Back in December, I wasn’t entered for this race! Well, actually I wasn’t planning to run this race until about Thursday last week! Last weekend, we had the really sad, devastating news that a member of our RunMND family Dave Solomon had lost his battle with MND. He was one of the nicest men you could ever meet, and his love of life was evident for all to see! Dave’s wife had planned to run this race, and […]

TCS New York Marathon 2017 – Race Recap

So, it’s now time to recap the actual day, Sunday 5th November 2017! If you haven’t yet my read my lead up to race day, you can here. I had opted for the Staten Island Ferry transportation, and for anyone who has a place next year, I would recommend the ferry. A word of warning; the email comes through asking you to opt for your transportation before you even know what time you are starting the race. NYRR know what they are doing, so they only offer you transportation that will ensure that you get to the start on time. […]

TCS New York City Marathon 2017 – Part 1

When something is so epic, writing a blog post about it, is SO hard. I will never be able to do this race justice! This race report is also written in parts, so I am going to show the different sections, so hopefully the time frame makes sense! Part 1 So, I am currently sitting waiting for the arrival of my family and friends, to start the final celebration of my 40th birthday, and oh boy what a birthday it has been! For many years, when anyone spoke about me approaching my 40th birthday, I always told them that I […]

Race Recap-Silverstone Half 2017; The agony of my very first DNF!

After running Brighton Half two weeks ago (Read about it here) I picked up a niggle, so knew that this race was always going to be touch-and-go. In between Brighton and Silverstone, I got the news about the New York Marathon, so that got me super motivated, hence not really wanting to DNS this race. Date: Sunday 12th March 2017 Time: Noon Weather: Heavy rain had been predicted all week, but we were actually very lucky, as it drizzled at most and when the sun came out it was actually quite warm. Course: I had remember from last year, that this […]

Race Recap – Brighton Half Marathon 2017

It’s been a long time since I have toed the start line of a race. I have had so many DNS of late, and again I can’t say that I had fully trained for this race (stupid work gets in the way of training FAR too much)! But I LOVE the Brighton Half Marathon, and having run it for the last three years, so there was no chance of a DNS for this race! Date: Sunday 26th February 2017 Time: 9am Weather: Storm Doris had been calling the shots all across England in the week prior to the race, and when […]