Spring marathon excitement

Spring marathon excitement

SPRING marathon season is here. Manchester, Paris, Boston UK and US, and this coming weekend, London. I’m so excited. It seems like everyone is talking about running a marathon. Normally at this time of year, I get so inspired by the…

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The winner of the Boston Marathon UK

The winner of the Boston Marathon UK

THERE is one runner who never fails to inspire and amaze me, and that’s my friend, Fiona. On Sunday, Fiona took on the challenge of running her first marathon in ten years. It was all the more challenging because

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Staying safe on my Sunday run

Staying safe on my Sunday run

IN all my years of running, I’ve never felt afraid to run off-road on my own. That changed on Sunday. I was coming up to two miles on my favourite route on the Trans Pennine Trail, heading to Newmillerdam, when…

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Training update: the good and bad

Training update: the good and bad

THE good news is that despite a chest infection, I’ve been able to run. The bad news is that the quality just hasn’t been there. I suppose it’s to be expected, (man flu/chest infections have to be taken seriously), but…

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Small steps achieve big things

Small steps achieve big things

A FEW weeks ago I attended a couple of blogging and writing workshops. One was with an award-winning blogger, the other with a best-selling novelist. The workshops were very different, but both of the ladies gave me the same advice. ‘Be brave,’…

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