The Great South Run and Beyond

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The Great South Run and Beyond

I have been running for a number of years now and this will be the third year in the Great South Run. I am hoping to start to increase the speed of my running as I get fitter and slimmer. My main aim with running is to enjoy it, day in day out and still be enjoying it in another 25 years time.

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New Year

Back into after Christmas now. I have got a plan for the first three months of the year, with races earmarked, just need to actually enter them.   My main aim for last year was to only enter races I enjoy and I think as I got three PB’s last year I will...

Colds and Goals

Well I still have a cold so not much running done over Christmas. Does anyone else get colds that seem to linger for weeks, never getting too bad but not clearing up. I normally do gentle runs when I have a cold, but maybe I should just not run. I am ne...

Run and chat

  Well last week went ok and got a good longish run in on Friday. I had my phone with me and a friend called me while I was out and we had a chat, which helped pass the time well and also organised to meet for tea and cakes afterwards so all very pleasa...

Santa Sprint

The Santa Sprint on Sunday went really well. We were lucky with the weather only having a bit of rain during the run. After arriving we all put on our Santa suits. I found running in it easier than I had imagined. The course was really nice, round field...

Good Week so far

I have been really enjoying my running this week. Funny how sometimes it just seems so enjoyable. I have been over dressing each time I go out, so have been toasty warm, which I like. I have also been running after work which I think has made a nice cha...

Good Weekend

  Had a good weekend and got in a 7 mile on Saturday morning as planned. Also got the Christmas Tree, made a Christmas Cake, made Mince Pies, bought more Christmas presents and some of the Christmas nibbles. Christmas is now in full swing here. I have e...

Friday Again

No run today, but am planning a 7 mile tomorrow morning. Should get out about 7.30 tomorrow so hope it is not too cold over night. The temperature here seems to have really dropped today.

Windy

  The weather that is, not me. I changed my mind yesterday as the weather was so windy and raining, so I ended up going out for a walk instead so a run, so really no logic in that at all. Have done 4k at lunchtime today and I have also now formed a trai...

Festive Fun

Managed to get out for a 7.5K on Sunday morning. I have only recently discovered listening to the radio while running and now I really enjoy my Sunday morning run with Edith Bowman, it has turned in to a regular date. We have agreed that all the family ...

Climbing Friday Again

Well back to Friday again, this is one of my long days at work so no run today, but climbing tonight so looking forward to that. Starting to plan some outdoor climbing trips ready for next year so very exciting, I love getting away from the house and ki...

Another Quiet Week

Only a few small runs this week, the Christmas rush seems to be getting to me early this year, what with presents to buy, nativity costumes to cobble together and advent calendars to get. I did a lovely run on Sunday with my boy on his bike again, down ...

Stonehenge Stomp Again

 I am still undecided on the Stonehenge Stomp. I was originally planning to run the 12 mile course by myself, but having never done it before was a bit nervous. I have since spoken to a couple of friends who have suggested walking it as a group. Now I c...

Stonehenge Stomp

I was thinking I may do the Stonehenge Stomp in January, I have never done anything similar and thought it looked like fun. If anyone else has done it before can you give me some pointers? I am worried I will lose my way and end up doing a longer route ...