2014 – a year in running

650 miles, 1 marathon, 1 half marathon, 1 10 miler, 2 10ks, 1 5 miler and a few parkruns later… I started last year with the aim of running my first marathon and increasing my mileage gradually throughout the year and I certainly achieved this, as I ran my first marathon in May and ran…

Marathon training – week 2

Luckily I’m still in the build up phase of the marathon plan, so fitting in my runs with Christmas festivities hasn’t been too difficult. I will admit that I did jib off a 3 mile run scheduled for Christmas day though as we were just too busy visiting family all day. Tuesday – 3.2 miles…

Marathon training – week 1

Well, week 1 of my 18 week training plan for the Greater Manchester Marathon is done! Tuesday – 4.5 mile interval session at running club Thursday – 2.5 mile run with Scott after working my last late night at work for 2014! Saturday – 5.3 mile run with Scott Sunday – 9 mile Christmas gallop…

Last minute stocking fillers for runners

Parkrun barcode wristband, £13.98 These are such a great idea for any parkrunners! I always have that mild panic on a Friday before planning to go to a parkrun that I’ve lost my barcode and I don’t have a printer at home. I always manage to find one lying around somewhere, but they are so…

Princes parkrun & Stockport 10 miler

I’ve had a busy few weeks with running as I’m trying to keep up my current fitness over the festive period and into the New Year, which often proves to be a challenge! I returned to Princes parkrun for the first time since March (I know!) with my friend Andy who I ran with at…