HILLS – where we’re going…there will be hills. And so it was that I had signed up for the Haweswater Half Marathon on Sunday March 5th. I’d never ran Haweswater before but I’d been assured by other runners who had attended previously that it was pretty hilly in the first half of the race with […]Read more "Haweswater Half Review – Sunday March 5th 2017"
Blackpool 2012 I was having a bad race. It was my second half marathon having completed the Hilton Half Marathon in Blackpool the September before. I was halfway through when I went the wrong way and ended up passing the finish line around the same time as some of the faster runners. I’d never run […]Read more "Great North West Half Marathon Review (Sunday – February 19th 2017)."
TIME TO TALK It’s Time to Talk day on Thursday February 2nd 2017. Time To Talk day is an event organised by Time to Change. Time to Change are a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about Mental Health problems. Their aim is that everyone with a mental health problem […]Read more "Time to Talk/Run and Talk and Mental Health Issues"
At 7:15am on a bitterly cold Sunday morning I was on a bus with the rest of the DH Runners which was en-route to Inskip. This had been a race which had been a long time coming for me. The first year of entering (2015) I managed to sleep in and miss the bus after […]Read more "Inskip Half Marathon Review – January 22nd 2017."
The Carlisle Santa Dash was always scheduled to be my final run of the year. Once you start kicking into mid-December then there isn’t much on the horizon race wise. The Santa Dash had been organised in collaboration between Sport In Action, DH Runners and Carlisle Tri Club and was aimed at raising money for […]Read more "Carlisle Santa Dash review (Sunday 11th December 2016)"
The last time I raced at Great Langdale in the Christmas Pudding 10k I finished in 53:05. That was three years ago. I’d missed 2014’s edition due to work and 2015’s version was cancelled following excessive flooding throughout Cumbria thanks to that rapscallion Storm Desmond. So it was nice to be heading back there to […]Read more "Great Langdale Christmas Pudding Run 2016 Review (3rd December 2016)"
I approached the morning of the Brampton to Carlisle 10 Mile race with some trepidation. Having just come off a rake of night-shifts (which also included the night before) I’d managed about two hours sleep on the Sunday morning before dragging myself from my warm bed to get sorted to head down to Brampton. Knowing […]Read more "Brampton To Carlisle 10 Miler Review (November 20th 2016)"