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Brighton Marathon

I’ve been sitting down trying to figure out how to write this, how do I fit the emotions in to a blog post, how can I possibly do it justice. It seems above and beyond my capabilities at the moment. Sunday 17th April seems too big to put into words even two days on. Advertisements

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Self Doubt

The past week has been a little tough. I’ve not been able to run due to some knee pain, and a side effect of that is self doubt. It’s been creeping in to almost every corner of my world, but especially to my marathon hopes.

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Brighton Half Marathon

On Sunday the 28th Feb, Brighton woke early to welcome over 8,000 runners! That seems crazy to me, all of us getting up at the crack of dawn to run around this seaside city. It was the 26th Year of the event, but my first time taking part.

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Worthing Half Marathon

I’ve been running for a while now but racing is still something pretty new to me. I’ve always done short 5 and 10ks for fun, but never really pushed for more than that. The marathon training has started a love affair with races in me, and this past weekend I got to indulge once again, […]

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Denbies 10 Mile

So today I took part in my first ever 10 mile race, The Denbies 10. The event was put on by events to live, and was sold as “a  lovely scenic trail run exploring the North Downs Way and Ranmore Common with stunning views of Box Hill, Ranmore and the North Downs.”

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Why Mind?

I spent Saturday at a marathon training day put on by mind. It was a great day and opportunity to speak with like minded people, work on our techniques/training prep and kick off our fundraising. With talks by professionals and those who had suffered with mental health issues it was inspirational and informative. So why […]

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Marathon Diaries -6 

We’ve been working in physio on keeping my legs strong whilst I’d been unable to use them. This has been in the form of calf raises, hip squats, and generally engaging my muscles through a variety of exercises. It seems to have worked as this week I’ve been back to full (nearly) fitness.

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Marathon Diaries – 4

Before I took the decision to run the Brighton marathon my weekly mileage was sitting pretty, somewhere below 15 miles a week. I’d go to some gym classes and run a few 3-6 milers. Signing up for Brighton made me go a little bit mad… I’ve got the best part of 7 months to train […]

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Marathon Diaries – 3 

After a bit of a running blip I’ve managed to increase my miles back to my norm, but nowhere near as much as what I’ll need to do come official marathon training. I’m currently pushing out 3 or 4 10ks a week. Totalling somewhere between 18 and 24 miles. But there Are also a few […]

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Marathon Diaries – 1

So it is Official – I’ve put it out there on social media, told my family, friends and well whoever asks the question, “Hey, What’s new with you?” I am running the Brighton Marathon on 17th April 2016.

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