To date, I’ve taken part in four
five six 10ks, a 10 miler, three four five half marathons and a two full marathons. Don’t get too excited, my times are rubbish but here they are:
July 2011 – Shifnal Steeplechase Half Marathon – 3 hours, 6 minutes
No, that’s not a typo, it really was 3 hours! And yes, I was last. By a long way.
October 2011 – Loch Ness 10k – 1 hour, 12 minutes
This was my first run since Shifnal, since I managed to get a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of my right foot during the 3 hours and 6 minutes I was plodding around for.
November 2011 – Stratford 10k – 1 hour, 9 minutes
I was pretty chuffed with this, since I crossed the finish line with a very fit looking chap and decided that meant I had clearly run quicker than I thought, then I realised he had just won the half marathon…
January 2012 – Shifnal 10k – 1 hour, 6 minutes
Nothing exciting to report, except I wasn’t last. Fourth to last, but that’s still not last.
March 2012 – Silverstone Half Marathon – 2 hours, 23 minutes
Happy days. A brilliant pb and I loved it!
April 2012 – Virgin London Marathon – 6 hours, 43 minutes
I got overtaken by 11 rhinos, the Blackpool Tower and a 91 year old. The less said about this one, the better.
May 2012 – Market Drayton 10k – 1 hour, 2 minutes
September 2012 – Lake Vrynwy Half Marathon – 2 hours, 39 minutes
Not the fastest ever, but definitely my favourite race ever. I ran the race with my very inspirational friend Phil, and loved every single minute of it!
December 2012 – Wheaton Aston 10k – 1 hour, 7 minutes
Two days after Christmas, fuelled by turkey, pigs in blankets and large amounts of vodka. Not my finest hour. I had to stop and walk at mile 3. Pathetic.
October 2013 – The Greath South Run – 1 hour, 48 minutes
Considering there was a serious lack of training coming into this one, I was so happy with this time! Once again, it’s inspired me to keep running.
May 2014 – Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon – 5 hours, 26 minutes
Loved every second of it! I joined a pacing group, nattered all the way round, took regular walking breaks and finished in good enough shape to go to the pub afterwards to celebrate my husband’s birthday!
April 2016 – Road to the Isles Half Marathon – 2 hours, 29 minutes
Not quite a pb, but it was a very hilly course and I was pretty proud of this effort. It was a bloody brilliant weekend; there were three of us taking part. We trained together beforehand, went over to the mainland together and camped all race weekend, and had lots of giggles along the way.
November 2016 – Glentress Winter Half Marathon – 3 hours, 4 minutes
Picture this; forest, hills, single track, mud, frost, snow. It was the most beautiful race I’ve ever done, it was the hillest race I’ve ever done and it was the most I’ve ever enjoyed a race. And, even with this time, I wasn’t last!