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
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
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
For the whole month of January I will be taking part in RED January for Mind charity, I will be aiming to record a activity every day for the whole month. This will include going out running, recording walks and the indoor bike in the gym. I feel this is a great opportunity to get … Continue reading RED January 2020
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 the winter approaches I tend to take a more relaxed approach to training in winter after 10 months of running up to 20 miles a week I tend to slow down the miles and spend some time in the gym doing strength work with the minimum one run a week at least 5k distance … Continue reading Winter Training
On sunday (20th october) I returned to York once again to take part in the Yorkshire 10 Mile race. I had been looking forward to this one since i took part last year as I felt I needed to go one better. After last months half marathon I hadn't done as many miles as i … Continue reading The Magic 10 Mile
It is now 10 days to go until I take the challenge of my first half marathon and my first race since York 10k at the beginning of august, the last 6 weeks of training have been tough especially when it has come to the long runs. On sunday i managed to do my final … Continue reading 10 days to go!!
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 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