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Eight months to go - or is it seven?

I have been running now for about eight months.  It was certainly too late in my life to be a mid life crisis, as I was well into my 60’s when it happened.  137 more words


The Edinburgh Half Mara-Hen

Of all the things I have ever contemplated that life might have in store for me, standing in the middle of Edinburgh in the louping rain at 7:30 in the morning dressed only in spandex and pink bunny ears was not one of them.   1,476 more words

Race Report

Edinburgh Marathon 2015

I ran Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday and survived! I say survived because the weather warnings leading to it seemed biblical at times and in the end, whilst it turned out to be a pretty nice day, the wind did play a significant part. 1,913 more words

General Running

Fantastic Fifty - or Crazy Woman

Wow! What a weekend.

Reaching 50 marathons three days after my 50th birthday – I’m still on a high.

It’s been an incredible journey of ups and downs – but seeing that finish line at Edinburgh on Sunday was just the most adrenaline-fuelled moment of my life. 611 more words



This was my second marathon of 2015. It’s safe to say the first one was an epic disaster and one of the least enjoyable runs I’ve ever done. 1,077 more words


Essex to Edinburgh via Suffolk & Sweden

Four and twenty runners from the club challenged themselves to the second race in the Harwich 5k series on Wednesday. The weather this time was much kinder with considerably less blustery conditions!   381 more words

Race Reports

The Road To Edinburgh

No, not a post about overcoming the struggles of the M5/M6 interchange…although I could go on at length about unmanned roadworks and average speed cameras! Actually, the drive from Lancaster on to Edinburgh is quite lovely, but this isn’t about roads. 424 more words