Team work

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Race: Tough Mudder 5k
Distance: 5km
Date: Saturday 11th August
Supporting Runners: Rebecca Hall, Tom Kharchi, Stephen Banks, David Macdougall, Peter Jones, Sarah Ferris-Jones, Dan Rogers, Samantha Rogers
Fundraising to date: £4,431
Finishing Time: ???

Last Saturday, I participated in the first race of the 30for30 challenge that wasn’t just running… and quickly found out that my upper body strength is pretty terrible. Continue reading

Making memories

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Race: St Andrews Splash ‘n’ Dash
Distance: 4.5 miles
Date: Saturday 21st July
Supporting Runners: Jemma Love
Fundraising to date: £4,406
Finishing Time: 0:46:07

Memories

3 years ago, I was on the way to work on a Monday morn when Adam called to ask me if I wanted to go to St Andrews the following day to watch the golfers on one of their practice days for The Open.

Errrrrm no. Continue reading

Alone in the wild

Cardingmill Valley Trail Half Marathon

Race: Piece of cake trail half marathon
Distance: 13.1miles
Date: Saturday 14th July
Supporting Runners: N/A
Fundraising to date: £4,180
Finishing Time: HOURS (3:04:00)

Its been 1 week since I posted my blog post: ‘Is suicide selfish?’, which has been my most read blog up to now. I wanted to leave it at the top of the list for a while longer (and also fully recover) before I droned on with more race details.

The Cardingmill Valley Trail Half Marathon is a very important one for 30for30  as I reckon it is the biggest challenge on the list, after the New York Marathon.

Running relatively flat road half marathons is one thing… But when a race requires you to carry 1 litre of water, a first aid kit and a map of the area, it is a whole different kettle of fish.  Continue reading

Is suicide selfish?

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Recently, I had a chat with someone around the topic, ‘is suicide selfish?’. I feel that this is quite a popular opinion, and something that I once used to feel – so whilst I am in between races, I thought it would be a good topic to cover.

I suppose a lot of people may read my blogs, and see the challenge I am doing in memory of Adam, and wonder why I am putting myself through so much effort for something that was ultimately Adam’s decision – and perhaps something that could have been prevented. Continue reading

Team 10k – Alderley Edge Bypass

Alderley Edge ByPass 10k

Race: Alderley Edge Bypass 10k
Distance: 10km
Date: 1st July 2018
Supporting Runners: Robert Jones, Stuart McGuire, Phil Lane, Russell Dyson, Megan Dyson
Fundraising to date: £4,050
Finishing Time: 00:56:46

There isn’t much to say about another scorcher of a run up and down a bypass so this blog will be relatively quick and full of pictures of the amazing team of people who joined on this challenging race.  Continue reading

Wilmslow Half Marathon

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Race: Wilmslow Half Marathon
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Date: 24th June 2018
Supporting Runners: N/A
Fundraising to date: £3,870
Finishing Time: 02:00:47

From one extreme weather condition to the other… Wilmslow half marathon was cancelled in March due to the ‘Beast from the East’. A distant memory, especially now that we are blessed with a surprisingly long heat wave…

The date was rescheduled for last Sunday, 24th June, and the weather was the polar opposite. Continue reading

A proud moment…

RACE FOR LIFE 5K

Race: Race for life – Delamere Forest
Distance: 5k
Date: 20th June 2018
Supporting Runners: Mum & Fran Vickers
Fundraising to date: £3,615
Finishing Time: 00:30:00 (ish?)

Race number 19 takes place tomorrow morning so here I am, scrambling to get the blog done for race number 18 before it’s too late.

A midweek race was fun and stuff but I’ve struggled to fit this in between working and catching up on Love Island… Priorities. Continue reading