Heron Half Race Report

10th June 2018 So today was a big day, my first half marathon back after injury, in fact I don’t recall running a half in 2013 so this will be my first since the Great North run in September 2012. This time last year I hadn’t even started my Couch 2 5 km and here…

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Clyst Hydon Huff Race Report

20th May 2018 Clyst Hydon Huff 10 km It was another glorious warm day for a hilly run in the countryside, this race is organised by the primary school to raise funds for the school. For some reason I was really nervous about this race but I do not know why, maybe it was because…

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Salzburg 10 km Race Report

6th May 2018 Hervis 10 Km Salzburg City Run I was in Salzburg visiting friends and I was there for the marathon weekend so I decided to take part in the 10 km race which was part of the marathon weekend. Other races happening that weekend were the Friday night 5 km, Saturday morning breakfast…

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Jurassic Trail Race Report

22nd April 2018 Jurassic Trail 10km This off road race organised by Beyond Events was in Bridport and it headed out towards West Bay on the coastal foot path, I chose to do the 10 km race, but there was also a 5 km and a half marathon race. I was really looking forward to…

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Combe St Nicolas 10 km Race Report.

15th April 2018 Sunday was the time for the Combe St Nicolas 10 km, a challenging road 10 km in Somerset which had been postponed from the 4th March because of the snow. Due to the postponement the new date clashed with my club’s own race The Honiton Hippo, I could have opted for a…

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My Running Road-February 2018

After the high of my 10 km in Barcelona I wanted to build on this and hit the ground running and I feel like I did achieve this goal. After taking it easy to let my head wound heel, I had a race to look forward too, Fulfords Five in Exmouth. I have never done…

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Kilmington Kanter Race Report

30th March 2018 Good Friday means hot cross buns but in a small village in East Devon called Kilmington it mean race day. The Kilmington Kanter is an off road 7 mile run organised by the primary school and Axe Valley Runners in order to raise money for the school. I ran the first event…

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The Monsal Trail 10 km race report.

25th March 2018 Sunday saw me running the Monsal Trail 10 km in Bakewell in Derbyshire, I must have been mad as it was the day after a friends wedding plus the clocks went forward so we lost an hours sleep. I did feel slightly tired on Sunday morning but better than I though I…

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Getting in the zone with race day preparation

Even though I am thinking about the race all week, checking the weather, planning my exercise for that week, I do not tend to pack until the night before. I find race day preparation really important, it gets the adrenaline going but it also in some ways it calms my pre-race nerves. Pinning my number…

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The road back to running has changed to ………. January 2018

Technically I should start my first personal blog of 2018 by calling it ‘my running road’ rather than the ‘road back to running. I have been running with the club since November, I did 3 park runs in December, including one on Christmas Day so I should be referring to myself as a runner. January…

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