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#clareruns12in12

So it’s official #clareruns12in12 is a go, it’s happening and that means announcing it right? Yep that’s 12 months of the year, 12 marathons to complete. Why am I doing it? The challenge, the love, and the continued push spring to mind. You’ve all heard about my new year’s resolution and this really started there, […]

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Marathon Diaries: Sub4 Edition, Week 1

Week one of official training for Brighton kicked off. It’s a little odd training for a marathon in 3 months when I’ve got one in 3 weeks; but Brighton is my A race, the main event! The rest are just for ‘fun’ and the finish, for now.

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Hello 17

I’m always a little wary about writing down what I want to achieve. Some people swear by it as a way to stick to your goals and put it all out there, but then I also worry that maybe it becomes an anchor to which you judge yourself on. If somehow you don’t succeed, I […]

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Farewell 16

I started 2016 unsure if I could complete a marathon, unsure of my future, where I was going and in some ways unsure of myself. I’m ending it knowing the answer to at least one of those questions and realising that it’s ok to not know the answer to the others.

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Friday Feeling

It’s always easy to smash out a positive blog post after having a truly great day, but where I can I try and spread those vibes far and wide, as I know how fleeting they can be especially for me! Yesterday I had a truly difficult day, the details of which are neither relevant nor […]

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Amsterdam Marathon 2016

Amsterdam is beautiful. The people are friendly, the views are liberal, and the vibe is old city meets hipster chic and I just loved it. Obviously I was there to run it, not sightsee but I tried to do a little of both. Amsterdam marathon was to be my second full 26.2 and I had […]

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Marathon Diaries – A3

I’ve been flirting with an ITB flare up for a week or two. This is my bodies go to injury, I know it well and it has meant being sensible-ish, well more sensible than I normally am; Listening intently, stretching, and not pushing my running all that hard. I am still trying desperately to get […]

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Marathon Diaries – A2

This week I had coffee with my dad and had an impromptu chat about my depression. We chatted about what I felt changed me from the most whimsical carefree child to an adult with the struggles I’ve had. I’ve always been fairly adamant that for me it was never one thing or one moment, and […]

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Beat the Tide – A Tale of Two Halves

This week saw 500ish people take to the foreshore of Worthing seafront to run a 10k race against Mother Nature. I’ve had a lifelong love affair with the coast and the water in general; it’s beautiful, calming, unruly, and free! A race alongside my favourite element did not disappoint, I had an absolute blast.

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Marathon Diaries – A1

Well the first full week of marathon training is done! It felt a little strange to kick things off again. When I decided to run my first marathon I had a really slow build up. I knew I was running it about 4 months before my training had to start. I kept fit and active […]

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