Half Marathon

Forfar Multi-Terrain Half Marathon – 3rd February 2019

This was my second year running Forfar’s Multi Terrain half marathon, a race which is very popular with a high demand for places. Organised by the town’s own running club Forfar Road Runners, this is a well organised event & typically sells out in minutes not hours so you have to be quick!! This race …

Half Marathon

Auchterarder Running Festival Half Marathon – Sunday 3rd November 2019

I wasn’t sure until the day before whether I was going to run this race or not, but I’m so glad I did. I’d signed up for it the day it opened on Entry Central as it sells out really quickly, and I figured it was better to have a place and defer it rather …

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Chasing the Dream – Or, training for Chicago Marathon whilst life gets in the way

When I went into Loch Ness, I – only half-jokingly – said “one and done.” If Charlotte could pace me round to a sub 3:30, I’d never have to give over 4-and-a-half-months of my life to marathon training again. In those last few miles, when my brain was shutting down and Charlotte was shouting at …

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Pauline’s Depth Year Diary – July – August 2019

On the benefits of a sabbatical Back in December I published my Depth Year 2019 post, which set out my goals and hopes for the year. As a reminder, here are the goals: Limit my social media time to 20 minutes per day, except if I’m involved in an important group chat about something: no mindless scrolling. …

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Achieving a parkrun milestone – Or, how I learned to love running

I did my 50th parkrun on Saturday 20th July 2019, and I wanted to reflect on the impact parkrun has had on my life. This isn’t a run report. Or even all that much about running. It’s a bit of an incoherent ramble about my transition from a reluctant runner and exercise class aficionado to …