miles and miles and miles

A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21km for those of your who are metrically minded. Except it’s not really. At 43 years old you can’t really just rock up at the start line and expect to survive that length of run.  So you train.  You run 4 times a week for months.  You start Read More …

Running for Annis

  My brother-in-law Scott and I have decided to run the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon on 4th October in Glasgow in memory of my mum, Annis.  We’re raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Care, a charity very close to my mum’s heart.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and secondary cancer in 2013. Read More …

Done

I am, quite literally, done. I ran my half marathon today in a time of 2:08:37.  To be honest, given the warmer than expected day (I have sunburn on my head!) and the random aches and pains, I’m quite happy with the time.  I still think I have a sub-2:00 in me, but today was Read More …

One Week

So, the final training totals are 60 hours of training, 600km run and 48,400 calories burned. You have donated an amazing £1,132 to Christian Aid.  Thank you. It’s one week until my half marathon run.  A week is a long time.  So much can happen in 7 days. For me these 7 days will be Read More …

100%

Last night I reached my fundraising target of £1,000 for Christian Aid. I’m absolutely amazed at the generosity of people and their support throughout my training.  Thank you so much!  It has meant so much on my training runs to know that you have all been supporting me. Today the race pack arrived for my Read More …

Almost There

In just 3 weeks I’ll hopefully be basking in the satisfaction of having completed the Great Scottish Run half marathon but it hasn’t been plain sailing. My training has been almost non-existent in the last three weeks.  I hurt my back lifting a heavy T-shirt so didn’t run for a couple of weeks and then Read More …