Wednesday, 25 March 2015

318.76 - 323.76 Sponsored by Bev & Scott

Early morning 5 miler testing out the leg. Still not right but managing to run at a very steady pace.

Thanks to Bev & Scott for their generous support of these miles for Hospice UK.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

313.68 - 318.76 Sponsored by Bev & Scott

A blustery 5 miles along the coast of Hunstanton.

Thanks to Bev & Scott for their kind sponsorship of this run.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

303.51 - 308.51 miles sponsored by Mike T and Bev & Scott

5 steady miles on the muddy trails tonight. Enjoyed exploring new paths and just going with the flow (including getting wet with numerous crossings of streams and flooded paths).  Legs seem fully recovered from the weekend's race, although there is still some residual shin splint pain on my left leg.

The last of my Dad's miles and the start of my journey with Bev & Scott! Thank you to everyone who has sponsored my so far and helped me raise £1233 for Hospice UK.

Can I run a mile in your honour?  Each mile you sponsor will be another £1 Hospice UK will be able to use to support end of life care in Hospices throughout the UK.  You can sponsor me via my fundraising page at

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

298.51 - 303.51 miles Sponsored by Mike Trotter

300+ MILES!

An early morning recovery run to assess the damage of the weekend's race.  Left shin was sore but not as bad a expected.  More sprucing was tight quadriceps on both legs - must have worked them hard on Sunday.  A few more days of recovery runs before I can start to up the intensity.

Thanks to my Dad for his kind sponsorship of this run in support of Hospice UK.

My fundraising total has risen to £1218, thank you so much to all those who have given their support.

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

281.25 - 285.25 miles sponsored by Mike Trotter

An easy 4 miles along the trails of Orgreave and Hail Mary Wood, Treeton.  A short jaunt to stretch out the legs and mentally prepare for tomorows's Half Marathon.  Still a dull ache on my left leg but hopefully nothing that is going to stop me from giving a sub 1hr30 time my best shot. 

Thanks again to Dad for his generous support of this run for Hospice UK.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

272.6 - 281.25 miles sponsored by Mike Trotter

A run to let off steam and get away from the stress and strains of the rat race.  I had a vague idea of route but was happy just to go exploring new trails within Hail Mary Wood in Treeton. Ended popping up somewhere in the next village of Aughton and followed the road back home.  Sometimes the least planned runs are the best! I'm still not worrying too much about pace but trying to find soft surfaces to run on to prevent the shin splints worsening.  My first longer run in a while and all felt pretty good.

Thanks to my Dad for his sponsorship of these miles for Hospice UK.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

267.6 - 272.6 miles sponsored by Mike Trotter

A late night steady run and starting to ease back into regular training.  Keeping the mileage low and the intensity down but still hopefully benefitting form the training.

Thanks to my Dad for his kind sponsorship of these miles in support of Hospice UK.

Monday, 9 March 2015

265.1 - 267.6 miles sponsored by Mike Trotter

Another experiment to see if the shin splint have left me enough to resume training. Although not entirely pain free, the run felt so much better than the one last weekend.  With just a week until the Silverstone Half Marathon, I'm going to attempt to run a few more steady miles this week in the hope that the injury will continue to heal.

Thanks again to my Dad for his kind sponsorship of these miles in support of Hospice UK.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

262 - 265.1 miles sponsored by Mike Trotter

A tentative 5k this evening to see how the shins splint on my left leg are holding out. Unfotunately the news is not good and I am still in a fair but of pain when running, despite sticking to the soft grass verges.  Another week of no running and RICE therapy will hopefully do it.