I’ve not raced this year and I’m not in racing shape, so I wasn’t holding out much hope for the race today. Indeed, I was very grateful that one of the ladies from club was coming with me; had it not been for that commitment I might have backed out! No Pressure Having done this … Continue reading Forfar 10k Revisited
Having been the focus of my training for many months, it was great to be able to run a ‘live’ marathon after going virtual last year. Leaving work on Friday, I was very excited to be on my way, if a little nervous. The thought of being among so many people after so long was … Continue reading London Marathon 2021
It was only when I returned home that I checked when I’d last raced. My last ‘proper’ race was in April 2019 when I ran the London Marathon. After that I ran a couple of hard parkruns (May/June 2019) and then had a period of less running and no racing due to plantar fasciitis. It … Continue reading Forfar 10k: Practising being back in the race
Due to injury at the tail end of the year, I deferred my place in the 2020 London Marathon. Then COVID struck, the marathon was postponed, and a new date set for October 2020. I deferred as I hadn’t planned to run a marathon in 2019. So, what on earth possessed me, when the e-mail … Continue reading A Moment of Madness?
Having set the bar at parkrun at the end of May, I fell off the pace in June. Half marathon training should have started (and in theory has), but the tall task of getting back to speed leaves me a little lacking in enthusiasm. June has also seen me away for work related things a … Continue reading Loving the trails!
Well, that's it, the final long run done - all 16 miles of it. I've stuck to the plan and have resisted the temptation to go further, despite my fellow marathon runners and clubmates posting runs on Strava of 18 miles upwards which freaks me out a little - will I just stop at 17 … Continue reading The Final 16
I really enjoy the Smokies 10 ladies race and try to fit it into my race calendar. Last year it had to be rescheduled due to snow, thus I missed it due to a clash with another race and deferred to this year instead. A very different day, the temperature was mild (8C), but the … Continue reading 2019 Smokies 10
This year I decided to enter the Balmoral 15 mile race on a whim as it fitted with my marathon plan (which specified a 15 mile long run). It’s always good to run somewhere different and given that I’ve only done this race once before, way back in 2012 when I found it very tough, … Continue reading Trac Run Balmoral 15 Mile Trail Race
I love races in Moray as that’s the area that I still consider home, despite having now lived more than half my life in Aberdeen. Racing here also has the advantage of an easy start with the great hospitality provided by my Mum & Dad! Arriving in Elgin late on Saturday afternoon the pampering started: … Continue reading Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon: Running on ‘Home’ Turf