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 is 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.
5km races hurt a bit too much so I mostly volunteer at Parkrun - I'm often the timer at Braunstone.
Race goals are sub 9 Comrades in 2014 and to also run Boston Marathon in 2014.
2nd on the Marathon Talk podium during Episode #154.
Based in Leicester and Nottingham. Teetotal and vegan.
Things that I have won when speedy people have not turned up:
1st lady Braunstone Parkrun #1
2nd lady Beacon Hill trail race 2011
1st FV40 and 9th lady Blackpool Marathon 2012
1st lady, Leicester Winter 5km Series Race #1 2013
3rd lady, Leicester Winter 5km Series Race #2 2013
3rd lady Leicester Summer 5km Series Race #1 2012
3rd lady Christmas Enigma marathon #1
4th lady Stort 30 2013
6th lady Cheltenham Circular Challenge 2013
9th lady Belvoir Challenge 26 2013
10th lady Cambridge Boundary Run 26.2 2013
10th lady Bolton Hill Marathon 2013
10th lady and 49th overall Wales Marathon 2013
10th lady and 1st FV35-44 Riverbank Notts AC 5 mile 2013
2nd lady and 20th overall Charnwood Marathon 2013
Fastest lady, A Coventry Way Challenge, 40 miles, 2013
Winner of Outstanding Female Performance and Most Improved Half Marathon at Wigston Phoenix Awards 2012