The Trunce Hawaii style
Fell running

The Trunce Hawaii style

For years I’ve heard runners in my area talking about The Trunce, a challenging 3.8 mile cross-country / fell race. I’ve listened to the horror stories about the steep climb, the mud, the treacherous descent, not to mention the three crossings of the…

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Ready to race
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Ready to race

Taking part in a race is not only a great challenge and achievement, it’s also fun. Usually I’d target four or five races a year, but since joining a local running club, I’ve raced more than I ever have. In…

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Timing it right
hill training

Timing it right

Finding the time to train can be difficult. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Juggling work, family, horses, writing and studying has sometimes meant that I didn’t have time for a run. When I set my PB…

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Re-living my youth
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Re-living my youth

A week after my birthday and the veteran insults just keep on coming. Whilst one of my club mates now puts vet 35 after my name on all Facebook correspondence, another points out that I’m half way to 70. The…

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Not Yet A Vet
running

Not Yet A Vet

My first day as a veteran runner, which basically means I’m past it when I’ve only just got started. I’m only 35. I feel fitter than I ever have. I’m running faster than I ever have. I’m training better than…

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