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becca7 F40

VEGAN RUNNERS UK, Wigston Phoenix
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Half marathon plodder turned ultra runner.I did at least a half marathon a month between April 2009 and January 2013 when my intended race was cancelled due to the snow. I still do them, although with a bit less OCD, and I have now done over 70 half marathons. I have coped with them while boiled (St Albans, Humber Bridge and Ufdance), drenched (Barns Green and Sussex Beacon - nice weather Sussex!), battered by the wind (Four Villages), both battered by the wind and drenched (Shakespeare), fogged up (St Neots, Seaford), and frozen (Keyworth and Polar Night). After shedding a couple of buckets of lard that I had been carrying around about my person for several years I achieved the elusive sub-2 half marathon in September 2009 and I have been chipping away at this pb ever since, achieving a sub 1:40 at Gosport in 2013. The half marathon has historically been the favoured distance but in recent years I have been focusing on improving my marathon time and getting a GFA time for London and a Boston qualifying time, as well as training hard for the best race ever, Comrades. I have now done over 40 marathons.5km races hurt a bit too much so I mostly volunteer at Parkrun - I'm often the timer at Braunstone. Race goal for 2015 is a sub 9 Comrades, which I didn't manage in 2014. I effectively sacrificed it for a sub 3:30 marathon but I'm proud of that, so can't complain. In 2014 I also got to run the Boston Marathon, which was ace, and won a prize in the county road race league.Races that I would like to do, in no particular order: Two Oceans, Glasgow to Edinburgh, Jungfrau Marathon, Mont Ventoux Half Marathon, the Blaydon Race. Designer of .Comrades #206072nd on the Marathon Talk podium during Episode #154.Based in Leicester and Nottingham. Teetotal and proud to bevegan.Things that I have won when speedy people have not turned up:1st lady, Braunstone Parkrun #12nd lady, Beacon Hill trail race 20111st FV40 and 9th lady, Blackpool Marathon 20121st lady, Leicester Winter 5km Series Race #1 20133rd lady, Leicester Winter 5km Series Race #2 20133rd lady, Leicester Summer 5km Series Race #1 2012 3rd lady, Christmas Enigma marathon #14th lady, Stort 30 20134th lady, Huddersfield Marathon 20144th lady, Wakefield Marathon 20146th lady, Cheltenham Circular Challenge 20139th lady, Belvoir Challenge 26 201310th lady, Cambridge Boundary Run 26.2 201310th lady, Bolton Hill Marathon 201310th lady and 49th overall, Wales Marathon 201310th lady and 1st FV35-44, Riverbank Notts AC 5 mile 20132nd lady and 20th overall, Charnwood Marathon 2013Fastest lady, A Coventry Way Challenge, 40 miles, 2013Winner of Outstanding Female Performance and Most Improved Half Marathon at Wigston Phoenix Awards 2012Winner of Outstanding Female Performance at Wigston Phoenix Awards 2013Runner of the Year for 2014 on the Leicester Runners Facebook Group

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2014 - Seville, Boston, Comrades and the Maravan. All fuelled by vegan cake.

Planned Races

01 Mar 15 The Millennium Way
07 Mar 15 Thames Bridges Challenge
08 Mar 15 Kibworth 6 - Winter LRRL
14 Mar 15 Shakespeare Raceway Spring Marathon
21 Mar 15 Charnwood Marathon
22 Mar 15 Ashby 20
28 Mar 15 'Born to Run' Ultra Marathon
29 Mar 15 Desford 6M - Winter LRRL
04 Apr 15 Glasgow - Edinburgh Ultramarathon
11 Apr 15 The Bath Beat
12 Apr 15 Pewsey DownsAround Marathon
26 Apr 15 London Marathon
02 May 15 Oxon 20
03 May 15 Greenway Challenge
04 May 15 Milton Keynes Marathon
10 May 15 The Bosworth Half Marathon
14 May 15 Leicester City Summer 5k Series Race 1
17 May 15 Syston 8 Mile
31 May 15 Comrades Marathon
13 Jun 15 Market Harborough Half Marathon
17 Jun 15 Hinckley 5k
18 Jun 15 Leicester City Summer 5k Series Race 2
21 Jun 15 Prestwold 10K
27 Jun 15 Nomad Ultra 50mile, 50k or Relay
01 Jul 15 Hungarton 7
05 Jul 15 Potteries Marathon
11 Jul 15 Ham & Lyme 100k
16 Jul 15 leicester City Summer 5k Series Race 3
01 Aug 15 Elsecar Skelter
02 Aug 15 Dovedale Dipper
05 Aug 15 Huncote 5
13 Aug 15 leicester City Summer 5k Series Race 4
15 Aug 15 100 Meilen Berlin, Mauerweglauf
23 Aug 15 Hermitage 10k
29 Aug 15 Enigma Shaken, Not Stirred Half Marathon
31 Aug 15 Cakeathon Challenge (6 Hour Race)
06 Sep 15 John Fraser 10
04 Oct 15 Kosice Peace Marathon
25 Oct 15 Leicester Marathon
15 Nov 15 St Neots Riverside Half Marathon
21 Nov 15 Vigilantes Maravan - Day 1
22 Nov 15 Vigilantes Maravan - Day 2
05 Dec 15 Battle of Waterloo 200th Annivesary Challenge
30 Jul 16 World Cup Winners 50th Anniversary Half Marathon


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