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Need For Speed | Week 3 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

Things I thought I'd never say... 'I'm writing this on a Bank Holiday Monday, sat in the garden in the glorious sunshine... in England'. 'I have two 10k races in 2 days, one of them is a trail run'. 'I lost 11lbs in 5 weeks'. And yet, here I am saying all of those things!… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 3 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Need For Speed | Week 2 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

Wow what a week! I had a highly anticipated (by me) race on Sunday 29th and I'd put a lot of pressure on myself to get under that elusive hour and I pushed myself HARD on race day but did I get a sub 1 hour time... let's find out! Monday | Yoga Day Yoga… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 2 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Need For Speed | Week 1 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

It dawned on me the other day that it's only 4 weeks until the Bristol 10k. While there isn't anything particularly spectacular about this, as I'm running multiple 10ks this year, it's a massive deal for me because this is where I got my race PB last year. I've never come close to hitting or… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 1 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

10k Race Reviews

Minchinhampton 10k

The Minchinhampton 10k race is 93% road and 7% grass. It starts on the common and descends sharply where it meets Windmill Road. The route then takes runners through a narrow lane in the centre of Minchinhampton. A few undulations later and you pass HRH Princess Anne's home and past the golf course. Go up… Continue reading Minchinhampton 10k

Trail Race Reviews

Bath Skyline 5k Race Review (2018)

Hilly, narrow and technical under foot this is one of those races you should be taking in the splendid scenery but will probably be too busy trying not to take a tumble. You join a footpath which skirts around the edge of the golf course and descend into Bathampton Woods into technical terrain. There are… Continue reading Bath Skyline 5k Race Review (2018)

5k Race Reviews

Two Tunnels 5k Race Review (2017)

The whole route is on a fast tarmacked surface with gentle gradients and heads uphill towards 408m long Devonshire Tunnel and emerges into the wooded Lyncombe Vale. The Two Tunnels races go through this disused railway line which The Somerset and Dorset Railway closed in 1966 and until 2013 the tunnels have been sealed and… Continue reading Two Tunnels 5k Race Review (2017)

Half Marathon Race Reviews

Bristol Half Marathon Race Review (2017)

The course will take runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbourside before entering the city centre. About the race When: - Sunday 17 September Where: - Millennium Square, Bristol Cost: - £37.00 Organisers website: - http://www.greatrun.org The Simply Health Great Bristol Half returns for the 2nd… Continue reading Bristol Half Marathon Race Review (2017)

5k Race Reviews

Mo Run 5k Bristol (2017)

The Mo Run supports Men's Health, Movember and related charities. I never thought I'd say this, I had a job to keep my moustache on! About the race When: - 11 November 2017 Where: - Ashton Court, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN ~ Parking £2 Cost: - £16.50 Organisers website: - http://www.mo-running.com Race Aces Great atmosphere… Continue reading Mo Run 5k Bristol (2017)

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Half Marathon Training | Week 6 | Diary of an Injured Runner

We welcomed the 'Beast of the East' this week and I've gotta say, I'm pretty relieved I didn't manage to get into the Bath Half Marathon this weekend as it didn't go ahead which is a shame! England was pretty much at a standstill on Friday and Saturday due to the high volumes of snow… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 6 | Diary of an Injured Runner

10k Race Reviews

Chew Valley 10k (2017)

The race heads out on the rural roads towards East Harptree in the shadow of the Mendip Hills. The challenge comes in the climb up to Hinton Blewitt up the infamous hill where your energies will be rewarded with wide views over the Chew Valley. The final stretch drops you back into Bishop Sutton. When:… Continue reading Chew Valley 10k (2017)