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The Marathon That Wasn't - A Cautionary Tale

Some of you will have watched the London Marathon today, with its 36,000 eager participants ranging from the elite Kenyans and Ethiopians, whose bodies and gaits resemble the design and operation of dedicated running machines, to people in dinosaur outfits, Spiderman costumes and tutus raising millions of pounds for charity.  820 more words


Local man set to run for Hospice in #EdinburghMarathon

A local man will be racing around the streets of Edinburgh on Sunday 31 May at the annual Edinburgh Marathon.

This year’s Edinburgh Marathon will be special for Paul Reay as he will be running in aid of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. 313 more words

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The Run Around

Last time I was at this stage of a marathon training cycle I posted about how it paid to get creative with your long runs… 947 more words


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