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

Choo Choo: Race the train

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Race: Race the train (Bury to Rawtenstall)
Distance: 10.4 miles
Date: 10th June 2018
Supporting Runners: N/A
Fundraising to date: £3,650
Finishing Time: 01:47:43

It’s taken me a good few days to get over this race so apologies again for the delay in the write up.

But before I discuss the torture that was ‘Race the Train’, I wanted to discuss some exciting 30for30 news…

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Where it all began…

Liverpool Rock n Roll Half Marathon

Race: Liverpool Rock n Roll Half Marathon
Distance: Half marathon
Date: 20th May 2018
Supporting Runners: N/A
Fundraising to date: £2,965
Finishing Time: 01:57:15

The second half of the 30for30 challenge kicked off yesterday (race number 16) with the Liverpool Rock n Roll half marathon, which just so happens to be my favourite race and where my ‘love’ for running began… Continue reading