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Saturday, 19 February 2011

I first started running in 2004......

I've never been one for exercise but after having 3 children I decided to start running and try to get fit.I trained hard for my first race which was the Great Manchester 10k run on the 23rd of May 2004.I decided to do the race to raise money for charity and the one I picked was Cancer research.I reaached £210-00 which I was very pleased with and the race was one of the hardest things I have ever done...

Soon after this I took another year out to have my 4th child. I started training again in September 2005 for my 2nd 10k race on the 6th of May 2006 Rother-Vally a 2 lap course, this one I finished in 1hour,41sec....

I was so tired out through this race I said to my husband "I never want to run again".....
For some strange reason I carried on running and the 29th of October 2006 I did my first Half Marathon The Worksop one and even though my legs went at the time I was pleased with my time 2 h 18.02...

A lot has change since then and I always surprise myself that I carried on running and did'nt give in when the going got tough (and there is alway tough day's ) but nothing has change in my training I still work as hard as I did then just a bit faster now....

Want to see my next goals? check out my Running page



  1. Well done you. I've started running recently as an easy way for me to keep fit. I've no plan to run any races though.

  2. Oh dear feeling bad now. Was going to run tonight but didn't. Got a bit of headache but no excuse really. Must do better tomorrow.

  3. Well done! I am in awe of people that can run - I try my best but never stick to it long enough to really see results

  4. Thanks everyone for the comments:)

  5. Good for you for sticking with it. I don't enjoy running particularly but I do like the sense of achievement/relief (delete as appropriate) afterwards!


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