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November: Two Different Endurance Challenges

The end of November saw a couple of achievements to reflect upon. First, I completed my thirteenth National Novel Writing Month – here are some thoughts on how this one went: I’d done a lot of prep work beforehand, yet … Continue reading

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My 600th Post: My Running This Year

As well as being a good year for reading and writing, 2021 has turned to be a positive year for running too. After completing a virtual half-marathon last year, I felt as if I lost my running mojo to a … Continue reading

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My First Half Marathon!

Last Sunday, I was supposed to be running my first half marathon in Blackpool. But then Covid-19 happened. The event was put back to September, and various options were offered to those who had signed up. The new date happened … Continue reading

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Preston 10K – The Second Time Round

A year ago, I ran my first 10K event in Preston, with a chip time of 59:08. This year, having run two other 10K events in the meantime, I was especially eager to run this particular event for the second … Continue reading

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My Third 10K – With Ice Cream Bonus!

Today, I took on my third official 10K event: the Garstang Ice Cream 10K, recommended by a friend at work, and being held in support of the Garstang Ice Cream Festival next weekend. Having run 10K in two of the … Continue reading

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Running Update: My Second 10K

I last posted about running in December, and since then, I’ve continued to go out three times a week for most weeks. I’m definitely feeling the effects: I’ve both been losing weight and going significantly faster. In November, I¬†completed my … Continue reading

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Why I Love Running

If you had told me two years ago that by the end of 2018, I would be writing a blog post with that title, I would have thought you were mad. My whole life, I’ve primarily gone swimming for exercise,¬†as … Continue reading

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My First 10K!

This morning, three weeks after completing my second triathlon, it was time for the first 10K event I’ve ever attempted: the City of Preston 10K. Happily, I wasn’t alone; my sister Jade, who has previously completed two marathons, would be … Continue reading

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