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6 Of The Best Ways to Find New Races

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I am a little bit addicted to running races (let's be honest, I also love the medals too!). I get asked quite a lot how I find new races so I've put together some ways that I find great ones and some sites… Continue reading 6 Of The Best Ways to Find New Races

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Need For Speed | Week 4 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner | Race Day!

Hey everyone! If you've been reading my need for speed journey, you'll have noticed that I didn't actually post this back in May (which is when the race was) because it's been in my draft posts this whole time! And I have a lot to say about this race so I've got no idea why… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 4 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner | Race Day!

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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! Disclaimer: This post may have… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 2 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

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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

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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

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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

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Techniques for Running Hills

Whether you love them or hate them, hills should be an integral part of your running routine. Training hills significantly improves your strength, speed, muscle power and anaerobic capability so what's not to love! But what's the best running technique to get the most out of your hill running? I've put together some tips on… Continue reading Techniques for Running Hills

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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

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Half Marathon Training | Week 5 | Diary of an injured runner

I'm up to week 5 already! This time last year I'd done my longest ever training run of 10 miles and I felt great! Fast forward a year and I'm nowhere near running 10 miles and my half marathon is just over 6 weeks away (insert tears to blog post). But I have had a… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 5 | Diary of an injured runner