I did at least a half marathon a month between April 2009 and January 2014 when my intended race was cancelled due to the snow. Almost four years and I have now done over 50 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. 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.
5km races hurt a bit too much so I mostly volunteer at Parkrun - I'm often the timer at Braunstone.
Goals now are sub 45 10km, sub 1.40 HM and sub 3.40 marathon (only got 3 seconds to take off for that). Race goals are Comrades in 2013 and Boston Marathon in 2014.
VLM 2013 #28858
2nd on the Marathon Talk podium during Episode #154.
Based in Leicester, also sometimes Nottingham.
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
3rd lady Leicester Summer 5km Series Race #1 2012
3rd lady Christmas Enigma marathon #1
9th lady Belvoir Challenge 26 2013
10th lady Cambridge Boundary Run 26.2 2013
10th lady Bolton Hill Marathon 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