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My Marathon Story

Last year I ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon with the most amazing running buddy ever… My 22 week old foetus! I was pregnant with my son Leo and as I’ve been a runner for 15 years and was already training for the half marathon when I discovered I was pregnant, I decided with the full support of my midwife to go ahead with the race. 431 more words


Well, we could have a lie-in....

…and that was the logic behind entering a marathon!!! At the Edinburgh Marathon Festival the full marathon starts 2 hours later than the half-marathon so we can sleep for 2 hours longer on the Sunday morning….I should probably explain that we have firsthand experience of running the half marathon in Edinburgh at 8am on a very wet Sunday when we’d been up since 6am, and in one case probably 5am. 300 more words

Edinburgh Marathon...

As I have previously mentioned (albeit through gritted teeth) I’m doing the Edinburgh Marathon, 31st May 2015. That’s twenty six miles and three hundred and eighty five yards… 288 more words

26 Things I learnt from my first marathon

When I talk to people about running Edinburgh Marathon last year I tell them how much I hated it. I did. I struggled. And the only thing that kept me going was the money I was raising for The Lullaby Trust in Matilda’s memory. 1,304 more words


When The Stats Don't Matter

Running has greatly evolved from the days where you just stuck your shoes on and headed out the door with only a stopwatch or a calculation from the hands of your watch to tell you how long you’d been running for. 583 more words


My 2014 in review

This time a year ago, I signed up for the Edinburgh Marathon.  I spent the next 5 months earnestly following a training regime, determined to clock a sub 4 hour time. 981 more words

Brighton Marathon Training Starts Today!

I wrote the other week about struggling to find a training plan. Last year when I ran Edinburgh I did so on 12 weeks notice. 286 more words