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Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh 2018

How is it when an event that represented a major challenge the first time you did it all of a sudden becomes something you do? I had no expectations going into this race and as a result, felt fairly relaxed as I got up in the middle of the night to drive through to Edinburgh. […]

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Mind Race Review running

Stirling Marathon

This was my ‘A’ race, my big running event for the year and have felt in pretty good shape leading up to the Stirling Marathon. It was also going to be the race where I targeted sub 3:15 and claim a coveted GFA (Good For Age) place in the London Marathon, or would’ve been had […]

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Mind

The Benefits of Running To Deal With Grief And Bereavement

One of the most popular themes I’ve had discussions on between my posts and in the chat hours from the UKRunChat community on Twitter has been the benefits of ‘chatting’ to my late parents while out running. Indeed, I received an email from a friend on Friday who told me her friend had mentioned she […]

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Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh – Done!

Wow! What a day! I was expecting today to be tough but I didn’t imagine the way it all turned out. As if the course, the 3.30am rise and the distance weren’t hard enough, the Scottish summer weather added a twist to the proceedings. Yesterday was full of its own challenges between getting to registration, […]

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My Ironman Journey – 1 Week To Go!

It’s that time again when a race creeps up on you and it feels like it was only last week you started training for it and entered for it the week before. I’ve been there plenty of times before with marathons but this time it feels a bit different with the Ironman. This might be […]