It has been a very slow start to this year in terms of running miles and building my fitness up after a little break. A third lockdown and some icy weather and snow has put me on a bit of a downer as I had seem to lost my motivation and interest but after my … Continue reading A slow start to 2021
2020: The Year of the Virtual Runner.
As 2020 is nearing its end (thank god) it's time to reflect on what has been a challenging year for most. A year of lockdowns, cancelled races and no parkruns after start of march. At the start of the pandemic back in march when the first lockdown in the UK was implemented, I lost a … Continue reading 2020: The Year of the Virtual Runner.
LEJOG 2020 Complete
Back in march after the first national lockdown due to covid 19 was put in place I signed up to the Lands End to John O Groats 874 Miles Virtual Race to get myself back motivated to go out for a run after races/parkrun and club runs were suspended/cancelled. For 2020 i originally set out … Continue reading LEJOG 2020 Complete
2019 part 2
https://notafastrunner.home.blog/2019/11/24/2019-review-part-1/ After 306 miles completed over the first half of the year, after discussions with Russ I originally wasn't going to do Leeds 10k for first time since 2014, having taken part every year since 2014 i signed up late the wednesday before. My friend Andy also signed himself up a day later and we … Continue reading 2019 part 2
2019 Review Part 1
2019 has been somewhat a good year in terms of Running goes. My aim at the start of the year was to sign up for and complete my first half marathon as well as attending a few different races (Huddersfield 10k, Eccup 10 and VoY Half). Last year I had managed to hit my 500 … Continue reading 2019 Review Part 1
As we are a few weeks into autumn now, my training once i completed the half marathon last month has slowed down a little in regards to amount of miles per week, but still staying on on the plan as my final 2 races of the year, (unless i decide to take a plunge into … Continue reading Autumn Goals
parkrun sub 30
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
The Muddy trials of Pudsey 10k
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
Why i feel running can make you happier.
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.
60 Miles of May
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