This week my virtual runners are Julia Bainbridge, Lorna, Joe Edge and my actual running partner is Clara. I have to be honest this is the week of running I have been waiting for, it includes the Great North 10k and the Toddler Dash. Date: 05.07.17 Location: Newcastle Distance: 5.1 miles Time: 45:01 Run notes: You may remember that not … More Running with a Proper Runner
As part of my 1000km challenge for the MS Trust. I am going to be taking part in the biggest half marathon in the world on Sunday 10th September. To make things a little more exciting I have followed a fellow MS Trust fundraiser’s example and I am running a sweepstake on my official finishing time … More GNR Sweepstake!
This week my virtual runners are: Claire Smiles-Harrison, Alfie Edge and Emma Chapman. Thank you for sponsoring me and motivating me to get out in the mizzly drizzly rain at the first half of the week and then joining me for some of the best running so far! Date: 26.06.17 Location: Newcastle Distance: 6.66 miles Time: 56:55.5 Run notes: … More 600km, sub 2hours success with a dash of murder
This week my virtual runners are: Jo Spark and Emma Flynn. Thank you for sponsoring me in aid of the MS Trust and joining for what turned about to be some very sweaty runs in the sunshine! Date: 20.06.17 Location: Newcastle Distance: 5.05 miles Time: 45:40.6 Run notes: Due to unforeseen circumstances I was playing catch up with my … More Sunshine, Basket, Bells and Cake!
And now for a blog post with a different focus, Cathy my friend, challenge supporter and virtual run team member, regularly volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Society, doing something that I think is very inspiring. After several attempts (thanks to being in quarantine after my two rounds of treatments!) I managed to attend one of Cathy’s … More Virtual Runner Raising Dementia Awareness
This week my virtual runners are: Catherine Summers and Amanda Whittington. Thank you both for sponsoring me and joining me on such a gorgeous, sunny week of running. I started my commute to and from work on my bike. Paul and I had a planned a nifty route that meant I spent no time on … More Hot to trot to Half Way!
Week: 05.06.17-11.06.17 Hugh and Margaret H are my virtual running partners this week. This is a bit of an exceptional week for me both in my running and my real life! This week is apparently #WomensSportWeek so what a great week of running to report on a week of this girl taking part in two … More From Balmbras to Bamburgh
Week: 29.05.17-04.06.17 My virtual runners this week Alun, Charlotte and Diana Bazeley. Thank you for your support for my challenge and ensuring the good weather was out for our runs, it makes them so much more appealing. Together this week we hit a fantastic milestone! Date: 30.05.17 Location: Gosforth, Newcastle Distance: 5.81 miles Time: 51:36.7 Run notes: It was … More Running batty to 400km!
Week: 22.05.17-29.05.17 This week my virtual runners are Tom Sharpe, Dave Adie and Mike, thank you for supporting me throughout the week! Date: 22.05.17 Location: Gosforth, Newcastle Distance: 4.22 miles Time: 44:39.9 Run notes: For tonight’s run I made my way to Wheatslade, quickly becoming my stomping ground (quite literally) for any hill rep activity. (It is the only … More We came, we ran, we conquered
Week: 15.05.17-21.05.17 Pat Richards, Mark Richardson, Peter Bainbridge Date: 16.05.17 Location: Gosforth, Newcastle Distance: 4.86 miles Time: 41:57.4 Run notes: It was a lovely sunny day, but not the kind that is really close and clammy, there was a light breeze in the air. Despite the friction graze on my rib cage I had received from my usually trusted … More The good, the great and the ugly