Trailing the adventures of an ultra-marathon runner; Sheffield & the Peak District National Park, UK

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Race for Life

Race for Life Birmingham 2009

The NEC was buzzing with 1000’s of women dressed in pink for the Breast Cancer Race for Life in Birmingham. I was with a group of friends – 5 of us in total, some who were running, some jogging and some walking. A very emotional day for the group due to personal reasons. This was a hot day and as the run began I realise there was little shade.

You only get out what you

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Race for Life Derby 2009

My first run since breaking my ribs so I wasn’t expecting a great run. We got mixed up with some of the walkers so were admist the crowds to start with. The first 2km involved dodging the joggers and walkers then when the hill approached many started walking, which is when I gained momentum and began to run.

Here we go All the Way, every day no sweat easy run gotta go All the way

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Dewsbury 10km

It was minus three degrees when we reached Dewsbury, this was supposed to be a potential PB route, I was looking forward to this race despite the cold and ice. It was that cold however that I stupidly left my new long sleeved top on. The first time I have run in a long sleeved top.

A nice gentle start on flat ground through Dewsbury town centre passing the old mills and out to a … Full Report

Percy Pud 2008

Minus 7 degrees on this very cold December morning, we set off to my “home” ground where I grew up to run around the picturesque “Dam Flask” reservour, the route I used to bike round many a times as a child. I was looking forward to this despite the coldness. This is the most scenic run I have ever done and runners were plentiful, over 1000, and such a popular race that it gets booked … Full Report

Great Yorkshire Run

Bupa Great Yorkshire Run 2008

This was the second “Great Yorkshire Run” in Sheffield. A change of course this year to a much flatter route, going out towards the Sheffield Wednesday ground and back again.

In true Sheffield style a warning about the tram lines were given as the beginning of the race forced runners to dodge over them, we didn’t have to dodge the trams however. The first 1km was mostly downhill but knowing we had to come back … Full Report

Race for Life Sheffield 2008

My first ever 5km Race for Life at Sheffield Don Valley Stadium greated me with a sea of mass pinkness. I felt a little left out even though I supported a “Breast Cancer” vest. A very emotional start as videos of heros of thsoe who have battled with this deadly disease flashed on the big screens around the stadium.

Those who were running were allowed to go first so I made my way to the … Full Report

Theo’s 10km

A cold wet damp and drizzly April morning greeted us all for this 10km race in Sheffields’ Graves Park. Running as part of a team for Plusnet where I used to work and raising money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital meant it was all worth it. The route was two and a half laps around this undulating course. The team of runners had been practicing weeks before but nothing prepared us for the mud on the … Full Report

Bupa Great Yorkshire Run 2007

This was the first ever “Bupa Great Yorkshire Run” in Sheffield City Centre. A silent start as we all gave our respects to Jane Tomlinson at the start with a 2 minute silence to remember the braveness of this incredible woman.

The race was in waves which was a new concept to me, I was in “white” – whatever that meant. something to do with estimated completed times. I must have put over 50 minutes. … Full Report

Run London

Nike 10km Hyde Park

My first 10k ever took place in a sea of green and orange London runners as the “north v’s south” competition took place. This was London terms of north and south – north of the river and south of the river depending on your postcode, so for once I was a southerner. Counts were recorded for each runner and totaled to see whether north or south would win.

The run took place in Hyde Park … Full Report

Nike 5km Finsbury Park

A very hot day in Finsbury Park as the 4th “Run London” 5km series took place. The usual outfit of different start times with a star appearance by Paula Radcliffe. The route was 2 laps around the park including extra water half way around due to the heat, and the obligatory silly signposts to motivate everyone. The run wasn’t that easy mainly due to the heat though I managed to get my PB of 24.12. … Full Report

Nike 5km Victoria Park

After cycling some 10 miles or so across London to Hackney I was already dead legged when I arrived. There seemed less runners than in January as this my second “Run London 5km” I was determined to beat my first 5km time. The route was one and a half laps of a very flat park. It was a drizzly day, somewhat appreciative of the weather conditions.

Runs end. Running doesn’t. – Nike

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Run London

Nike 5km Regents Park

Run London: My first ever 5km in Regents Park London. I wasn’t sure what to expect and whether I would be good enough after only 3 weeks of mini training. This “chip” thing was also confusing, was I in the right race? Would it register? Would I get left behind? Would I have to walk? All questions were answered as I began my first ever race.

Do or Do not. There is no try. –

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