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Maxine Napal

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2019 will be the year I ran a half.

The Big Half - March, Hathersage Hurtle 20 mile - May, Peak District 100k - July, North Downs Way 50k - Sept, Snowdonia Marathon - October. Some other Buzzer stuff...here and there ;-)

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Light 'em up.

This Buzzer community is a bit like a fireworks show. Every year since I've been coming on here, the culmination of a year's worth of hard graft reaches its explosive climax in Snowdonia and then the quiet lull of the winter slips in, just like the snow...

I love it when a plan comes t...

It’s always so ridiculously hard to find the words to explain something that’s climbed straight into my soul and changed me forever. And some people reading this will find it completely cringeworthy and ludicrous that I always get emotional and wax poet...

5:29:08

Why do all the epic stories hide their beginnings from me? Too many divine moments? Too much bliss? Too great a life altering experience?  And so I begin from the middle. An exchange from somewhere in the midst of the 2018 Chicago Marathon, that race w...

This is the Payback.

It feels too late to blog about my second ultra. It feels too late to blog about the Marika Parkrun. It feels too late for lots of things when life is on full throttle and you are careening towards what's next. But these need a few words so I will honou...

And 'baby' makes three.

It's now four days later and my quads and calves are still screaming. They're sore. And so was I. They've been ravaged. And so have I. Funny how I expected the climb of Scafell Pike to be the least challenging of all the national three peaks - the shor...

Apogee.

In the wee hours of this past Saturday morning I was awakened with a nudge by a word. Apogee. It never had any meaning to me; I probably saw it in a book years ago (who has time to read anything anymore?!) and once I registered it odd that it was stuc...

When the levee breaks.

Hey Buzzers, I'm so ridiculously sorry I have been entirely absent from these hallowed virtual halls lately but I've been having a pretty soul destroying time trying to manage my hip and didn't want to darken the shine with my self flagellation. But we ...

A dish best served warm.

It is said that revenge is a dish best served cold. Last weekend, I got mine. Warm. As if wrapped up in the embrace of an immeasurable stack of good times, this revenge was on history and self doubt and anger at yet another bunch of people who don't kn...

Armed and dangerous.

I knew this was a whole different kettle of fish after I'd been running comfortably for ten minutes. Now twelve, now 14, all the way to 20 before I needed a walk. Unheard of in this new age of 'learning to run again' where I'd been trying to sustain 3:1...