After the past 2 years or so we have experienced in this world during the Covid 19 pandemic, I have tried to keep myself going as much as possible with my running, having experienced months with no parkruns or races, I set myself the goal of 1000 miles in 2021 having been so close last … Continue reading 1000 Miles in 2021.
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
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
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!!
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.