Sunday (August 4) I took part in one of my favourite 10k races in one of my favourite Yorkshire cities, York. Started the day with the usual 2 slices of toast and a cup of Yorkshire tea, sat in the garden while the dog generally stood at gate sniffing the air.I got myself ready and … Continue reading The cobbled streets of York.
Last saturday I travelled up to Heslington for my clubs parkrun league series as it hit the midway point and the 3rd venue of the 5. So thanks to another member of the club and competitor in the station league picking up my request for a lift up to York for this one, we made … Continue reading parkrun sub 30
Last year when I took part in Pudsey 10k I earned myself a PB despite in the tough hills, and had no hesitation in taking part again and trying to persuade a number of fellow running club members to join me only one did to set out to do her first 10k race, not knowing … Continue reading The Muddy trials of Pudsey 10k
Now I have completed Miles for Mind in may I want to share my thoughts on how running can make you a happier person as it can not just improve physical health but mental health too. Here are 5 reasons. 1. Physical exercise (either a workout in gym or going for a run) releases endorphins … Continue reading Why i feel running can make you happier.
On Monday 17th June i will kickstart my journey towards my first half marathon. As seen in the screenshot below i have a 13 week training plan, which now includes a 10 mile race at the end of week 2 due to signing up to Eccup 10. The half marathon will be my biggest running … Continue reading 13 weeks and counting
In may i completed the Miles for Mind challenge, the aim was to go out and get active throughout the month while raising money for a good cause and also raising awareness of mental health. I aimed for at least 50 miles like last year and managed to round it off to a wonderful 60 … Continue reading 60 Miles of May
Today I took part in Cancer Research UK Race for Life for the first time since men can take part. As race days usually go, the preparation for this one was slightly different as my friend was taking part in his first 10k and i offered to stick with him for support if he needed … Continue reading Race For Life at Temple Newsam
During this month i am taking part in miles for mind, it is a virtual race over the course of the month to get in as many miles as you can through running or even walking and raising awareness about mental health and raising funds for Mind charity. I took part in this event last … Continue reading Miles for Mind 2019
When I first started running, I often just went out on my own, it allowed me to focus on just getting out and making up the miles but in 2017 I decided to join one of my local(ish) running clubs St. Theresas A.C in Leeds. So if you are just starting out running and are … Continue reading Why Joining a Running club is a great idea.
I had always been a active person, through childhood and in school I would attempt most sports regardless of my ability. I first started running in 2008 when I joined a 5k race in Roundhay Park, Leeds, it was a charity event for Sense UK and I found out about it through the football club … Continue reading Why i started running.