Edinburgh Half Marathon – ten weeks to go
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Edinburgh Half Marathon – ten weeks to go

Panic stations. It’s less than 10 weeks until the Edinburgh Half Marathon, and I’ve not really done much training. I’ve done a lot of spinning and written a book, but running has not been happening. So this morning, I went…

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Edinburgh Half Marathon: Weeks three to five
Training Update

Edinburgh Half Marathon: Weeks three to five

I HAVE to admit that I’ve not really been committing heart and soul to my training. I’ve been doing a five-week short story course and faffing about writing my book instead, so running has been done if and when I’ve…

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Going into meltdown after the GNR
Great North Run

Going into meltdown after the GNR

AFTER the Great North Run, my body has gone into meltdown. During the race, I developed a blood blister on my foot, which is still throbbing eight days later. Then the day after the race, I developed a huge cold sore on my face.…

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A great weekend at the Great North Run, even if the pacing wasn’t quite perfect
Great North Run

A great weekend at the Great North …

I did it! I took part in the world’s biggest half marathon, raising money for Action for Children. It was a fantastic day. The atmosphere was amazing, with thousands of people running for charity or in memory of loved ones.…

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Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle
Great North Run

Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle

THE Great North Run is only days away. I was hoping to report that my last few weeks of training had been a great success, but I can’t. They’ve been a disaster. I’ve been ill, not at death’s door or…

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