Category Archives: Fundraising

50 Half marathons… & the end of the road

Well, its has been a struggle, but I have made it to the startline of this year’s Robin Hood Half Marathon. This will be my 50th Half Marathon. It will also be my 19th at Robin Hood (yes, I’m a … Continue reading

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Race review: Harewood House Half Marathon

EVENT: BHF HAREWOOD HOUSE HALF-MARATHON Sunday 8th February 2015 (Start 10:00)  RECOMMENDED? Definitely (if you’re ok with trails!) WHERE IS IT? Just a few miles due-north of Leeds on the A61, heading towards Harrogate. Harewood House is a stately home … Continue reading

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Half-marathon no 41… and a first for me

It happened as I approached the 11-mile mark of my 41st marathon. It had never happened before. I had had a measured first half, testing my full-marathon pace for two weeks later, and then speeded up for the second half … Continue reading

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To sponsor, or not to sponsor?… that is the question

Well I’ve finally got my head round it. My problem with asking for sponsorship for my autumn race was that in my head it really needed to be a full 26.2-mile marathon. In the past I have used my full … Continue reading

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29 Weeks. 104 Runs. 606 Miles. It’s over.

Let’s recap.  I have run for many years and T-A-R-S came about because I realised a few years ago that as I got older I couldn’t keep pushing my body to go faster and beat the last time. So I … Continue reading

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12 weeks to go. Training by Snakes & Ladders

There is a reason why I haven’t blogged my progress in six weeks, and the reason is that although I have sat down to write many times, the outcome has always been “How the hell do I write this?” Today … Continue reading

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Week 17: Pace-not-Race (and speaking of… well, you know, awkward things)

[Updated 14-May… but you’ll have to read down to find out…] This is effectively a post-script to last night’s eve-of-race musings: but I can at least now include the totals for this week (if I had included today’s 13.1 in … Continue reading

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