Hello, some of you will have noticed that I promised to make my next blog piece about running your first ultra, but I’ve done the Sheffield Half Marathon since then and wanted to quickly share the news. I managed a convincing PB, from the 1hr 30min and 22seconds of 2008 – to a new 1:26:39. I’m very happy to have trimmed a few minutes off, especially when all I’ve focussed on this year so far is running slowly. The stamina and efficiency gained from all the endurance training paid off. I started quickly, aiming to reach the Wicker Arches … Continue reading
Chalk up race win no.1 of 2013!! Beautiful morning for a 10k. My first race back since December 2012 so decided to play it tactical. Led for the first 4k and then tucked in comfortably behind the leader. My plan was always going to be to either to leave it to a sprint finish or commit myself 100% on any hill in the last km and hope that would break the other guy. Low and behold, 100m past the 1km sign, a small hill presents itself. Smashed it!! oh no wait, there’s another much bigger hill straight after. Doooh! Thankfully … Continue reading
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