Run Girl - the diary of an unlikely marathon runner

An unlikely runner taking on the  London Marathon for the second time in 2016.   Determined? Yes. Crazy? Most likely. I am running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 along with my brother John for the NSPCC, raising money to support the ChildLine service. Any support will be greatly appreciated. READ MORE

  • Jan19201610:03 a.m.

    Week 2 Latest

    Weekly mileage: 20.2miles

    Number of runs: 4

    Spring marathons = great. Winter training = bad!

    It seems like Winter finally arrived at the weekend, coinciding wit...

  • Jan1020169:52 p.m.

    Week 1 done

    Weekly mileage: 17.7miles No of runs: 4  Week one of the training plan done and feeling pretty good.  Set out this morning on a cold and windy LSR,...

  • Jan0820163:30 p.m.

    Lunchtime runs

    All my running happens in the evening or at weekends. I’m not a morning person and although the idea of getting up and getting my runs done before work...

  • Jan0520162:58 p.m.

    And so it begins (again)...

    So it's been almost 5 years since my last post, that's some hiatus! What's happened since then? Well I finished the 2011 London Marathon in 5hr 17m. Sure, I...

  • Apr1220114:46 p.m.

    5 days? Really?!

    So here we are, 5 days to go! If I had to sum my feelings up on one word, it would be 'ARGHHHH!' closely followed by 'HELP!'.  I'm absolutely terrified,...

  • Feb0720113:34 p.m.

    Down but not out

    Feeling a little disheartened by last weeks training.  Due to other commitments I didn't get in a many runs as I'd hoped and on Thursday, my run was cut...

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