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Fighting the elements of Glandular….

The plan from Now until September From March being diagnosed with glandular fever has been my biggest battle yet despite also having capsulitis and also hamstring issues.  The list goes on with the band aids over the body and the body is fragile. Things started to improve in April and the reason I went ahead […]

Another 3000m & 5000m – 2nd/8th July 2017

2nd July  – British Masters 3000m Running in the area match the same race I ran last year and won comfortably despite having come straight from packing up my race. Another hot one and didn’t feel alert and having got sunburnt knew I may struggle.  A few stronger girls this time and had to settle […]

25th June 2017 – Boddington 50k

  A race that wasn’t meant to be!  The night before I felt feverish but didn’t consider this could be glandular but felt awful race morning.  I still decided to eat breakfast, remain positive and give it ago.  For the first 4/5 laps I felt okay at 6.25 pace but on the 7th one I felt […]

UWAL & SAL, 2 weekends of 3000m

4th June 2017  –  UK Womens League ( UWAL) –  3000m A track I enjoyed last year and was hopeful I could run a reasonable race here again.  I managed to finish 2nd in 10.36  which wasn’t the fastest but still a performance I just had to put down to my recovery and multiple factors […]

Anglo Celtic Plate 100k – Sunday May 21st, Hull

The Delay in writing my results are normally a sign of how I feel.  Sadly my preparation for this race was less from perfect with only a few long runs but enough for me to stand at the start line. The journey up to Hull was a long one and the place we stayed was […]

TP100 Volunteering, Cookham – 29/30th April 2017

It felt like a lifetime when I first signed up to volunteer for this Centurion event and then the time came and went so quickly. Knowing I was going to have a heavy year racing and intended to run the South Downs 50 (never happened in the end due to Glandular) and a week after […]

April’s Training Block – Getting back to fitness !

Having not started 2017 how I intended too I have missed the opportunity to run a spring marathon sadly.  It has been a rocky road to recovery but seeing progress and feeling improvement from Glandular I have gradually increased the miles.  Recovery started with Maidenhead 10  and then incorporating a 1 x weekly track session. Also […]

Illness Strikes ! – What Happened In February & March???

Well there it was I had been for many months suffering glandular fever finally after pushback from the local surgery, got blood tests that highlighted a deficiency in Iron and very low on vitamin D.  It took a further week for them on a call back to say I had glandular, part of me felt […]

Wednesday 7th Sept – Watford Open Meet 3000m

Another 3,000m evening at Watford, although struggled this year to run close to my PB of 10:12.  It was a late evening but pleased with 10:28 which was an outdoor seasoned best and clocked 7 for the year and one indoors.  It’s been difficult running a short distance with many ultra races.

Southern Counties 5000m – Saturday 28th August 2016

A great day out again on the track, despite not being a track runner I have enjoyed a summer of track races.  Along with racing for the master’s age category.  Humid conditions which was becoming common and a nightmare to get 35 miles down the road to the venue which was hidden. Mixed race with […]