Great North Run – five weeks to go

Great North Run – five weeks to go

THERE’S nothing better than getting your long run out of the way first thing on a Sunday morning. By 11am I’d done 13.1 miles in one hour forty-eight. This was a minute and a half slower than last week’s run,…

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The running week – quality over quantity

The running week – quality over quantity

I ONLY trained four times last week, but I’d like to think they were quality miles. This is what I tell myself to feel better. Anyway, here’s how the training week looked. Monday: I had an appointment with Jon Grayson from The Physios in…

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The GNR – only six weeks to go

The GNR – only six weeks to go

THE Great North Run takes place six weeks today. The clock is ticking. I’m not sure I will be fit enough to challenge my personal best (1 hr 36), but I am confident I’ll be able to survive the race and raise…

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Re-charged and ready to run

Re-charged and ready to run

Hello! I’m back. I’ve been sunning myself on the Balearic island of Majorca. It’s been absolutely wonderful. I’ve spent my days reading and relaxing by the pool, enjoying the food, wine and a few cocktails. I’m a few pounds heavier, but fully…

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Heading to the North East

Heading to the North East

FOR a while I’ve been thinking of entering a half marathon. I wanted to race in the early autumn, but I’ve been struggling to decide which one to target. This week, the decision has been made for me. I’m absolutely…

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