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.
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
On sunday (2nd Feb) I headed over to Dewsbury for my first race of the year, this was a new race for me and also my first club championship race as i was there alongside many Stacs. I had been unsure whether i was going to make this race due to being bad with my … Continue reading Dewsbury 10k pb
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 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
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
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
The 13 weeks of well planned training had finally come down to this day (15th september) for the Vale of York Half Marathon. My standard race day breakfast of wholemeal toast and a banana went down well with a cup of Yorkshire tea to start the day, I changed my plan to wear my STAC … Continue reading That’s the Half completed!!
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