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Half Marathon Training | Week 11 | Race Day Is Here | Diary of an Injured Runner

A bit of a weird week this week, I've felt utterly unconcerned about my impending half marathon and my lack of training so what better way to prepare myself and have a rest all week...! Race day is finally here after 11 weeks of 'training'. Monday | Working Hard or Hardly Working No running for… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 11 | Race Day Is Here | Diary of an Injured Runner

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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)

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Half Marathon Training | Week 9 | Diary of an Injured Runner

Tick Tock on the Clock but the party don't stop... daylight savings are here! And what better way to celebrate spring on the way with a race, right! I chose to wake up an hour earlier and do the Clock Change Challenge 10k, which I felt was only right considering I'd done the autumn version… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 9 | Diary of an Injured Runner

Running Tips

How to Get Back on Track

Whether you've had a break from running due to illness, injury or life just got in the way, sometimes it can be hard to get your motivation back. Here are some tips and tricks on how you can get your mojo back and how to keep it. 1. Sign up for a race I'm sure… Continue reading How to Get Back on Track

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)

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Half Marathon Training | Week 8 | Diary of an Injured Runner

For goodness sake, the Beast of the East is back! Just when England had finally got back to 'normal' the sight of snow is again upon us and has cancelled more races this weekend such as the Weston Super Mare Half Marathon, Bowood House 10k and Reading Half Marathon! I will say, I've been super… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 8 | Diary of an Injured Runner

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)

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Half Marathon Training | Week 7 | Diary of an Injured Runner

So the snow has melted and we've gone back to 'normal', however, I've been in a little bit of a grump that I couldn't get out of this week. I was over tired and just didn't have any motivation to do anything let alone run but it did pick up towards the end of the… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 7 | Diary of an Injured Runner

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)