2014 - Seville, Boston, Comrades and the Maravan. All fuelled by vegan cake.
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 goals left are sub 9 Comrades, which I didn't manage in 2014, and an autumn marathon in sub 3:30. I already achieved two goals for 2014 as I got sub 3:30 in February and I also got to run Boston Marathon, which was ace.
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.
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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
4th lady, Huddersfield Marathon 2014
4th lady, Wakefield Marathon 2014
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
Winner of Outstanding Female Performance at Wigston Phoenix Awards 2013
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Best Ever Times
|0.4 km||Rainbows 100 Lap Challenge Lap 1||1:23||5:34||63.92||Jul 2013||6|
|1 miles||LOROS 1 Mile Santa Dash||6:35||6:35||67.94||Dec 2013||3|
|1.4 miles||Tour of Fife - Up Hell Time Trial||14:37||10:26||42.84||Aug 2013||1|
|3 km||Parks Services Fun Run Victoria Park Leicester||14:42||7:53||58.63||Sep 2010||2|
|5 km||Braunstone Parkrun Leicester||22:01||7:05||69.9||Aug 2013||19|
|4 miles||Tour of Fife - Skull Mountain||34:25||8:36||57.57||Aug 2013||3|
|4.2 miles||Tour of Fife - Chariots of Fire||32:25||7:43||65.27||Aug 2013||1|
|4.8 miles||Tour of Fife - Tarvit Trail Race||40:33||8:27||59.63||Aug 2013||1|
|5 miles||Watermead Challenge 2013||36:37||7:19||68.79||Jul 2013||14|
|6 miles||Barrow 6 Winter LRRL||47:08||7:51||64.62||Jan 2013||1|
|10 km||Women's Running™ 10K Nottingham||45:03||7:15||70.01||Jul 2013||20|
|7 miles||Hungarton 7||52:43||7:32||67.9||Jul 2013||4|
|8 miles||Syston 8 Mile||1:00:22||7:33||67.76||May 2013||3|
|10 miles||John Fraser 10||1:17:25||7:45||66.73||Sep 2013||9|
|13.1 miles||Gosport Half Marathon||1:38:37||7:32||69.42||Nov 2013||72|
|13.5 miles||The 5th Woodhouse May Day Challenge||2:08:12||9:30||55.03||May 2013||2|
|14 miles||Race the Train||2:19:30||9:58||52.81||Aug 2014||1|
|15 miles||Killamarsh Kestrels 3 Lakes Classic||2:22:09||9:29||54.48||Jun 2011||1|
|15.7 miles||Seagrave Wolds Challenge||2:28:00||9:26||55.43||Nov 2013||3|
|26.2 km||Kilomathon - England||2:50:54||10:30||49.83||Mar 2010||1|
|18 miles||Birmingham Canal Canter - 18 mile||3:00:07||10:00||53.4||Sep 2013||2|
|30 km||Stamford 30k||2:51:36||9:12||58.05||Feb 2013||3|
|20 miles||Oakley 20||2:59:49||8:59||58.56||Mar 2011||10|
|21 miles||Grindleford Gallop||4:19:17||12:21||43.66||Mar 2014||1|
|26 miles||Belvoir Challenge 26||4:46:22||11:01||49.94||Feb 2013||2|
|26.2 miles||Seville marathon||3:27:18||7:55||70.3||Feb 2014||29|
|27 miles||Three Forts Marathon||4:35:30||10:12||53.91||May 2013||3|
|30 miles||Stort30||4:55:58||9:52||55.76||Oct 2013||2|
|54 km||Mozart 54km Salzburg Running Festival||6:20:35||11:21||48||Jun 2012||1|
|50 miles||South Downs Way 50||10:12:37||12:15||45.4||Apr 2014||1|
|86.96 km||Comrades Marathon||9:25:54||10:28||52.52||Jun 2013||1|
|89.74 km||Comrades Marathon||9:20:33||10:03||55.33||Jun 2014||1|