on the comeback trail
A cyclist now as I have an everlasting case of PF
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Right now, as you read this, millions of other people also want to walk or run a marathon. They dream about it at work, in their car or while watching television. They think about how it will be, how it will feel to be at the start and what it’s like crossing the finish line. But they are just dreaming. They are not doing it. You Are
On race morning, when you are on the starting line with your number on, surrounded by others just like you, you will know what they can only imagine. You will feel it, see it, smell it and experience it. Unlike those who only dream, you’ve earned the right to be part of the experience.
By getting to the start line you’ve already placed yourself in the top echelon of athletes. You may not be in the top tier of that race, but as a long distance athlete, you are fitter, better trained and more disciplined than 99 per cent of the population. Remind yourself of that when you start to obsess about pace or finish time.
The miracle truly isn’t that you are going to finish, but that you had the courage to start – not just the courage to start the race, but the courage to start this odyssey of training and self discovery.
The medal you receive is symbolic of that courage. It becomes a powerful icon in your life. Once they place that medal around your neck, no one can ever make you give it back. Wear it Proudly.
I live to run
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Best Ever Times
|3 miles||26.2 RRC Club Handicap||21:19||7:06||67.04||Oct 2009||1|
|5 km||Thames Valley 5k Series- Maidenhead||20:46||6:41||71.44||Jun 2013||14|
|6 km||Surrey Ladies XC: Reigate||29:59||8:03||59.23||Oct 2009||2|
|8 km||Running4Women Windsor 8K||37:20||7:31||64.51||Sep 2008||1|
|5 miles||Perivale 5||35:07||7:01||69.06||Dec 2012||8|
|5.7 miles||Green Belt Relay Stage 20 (west Hanger)||40:51||7:10||68.12||May 2008||1|
|10 km||Maxifuel Winter 10k Race 2||42:49||6:53||70.92||Feb 2013||20|
|7 miles||Penn Seven||59:42||8:32||57.66||Jun 2009||1|
|7.6 miles||Green Belt Relay Stage 11 (Toot Hill)||1:02:21||8:12||59.94||May 2008||1|
|9 miles||Ricky Road Run||1:09:34||7:44||64.13||Oct 2008||1|
|15 km||Ridgeway Run||1:25:24||9:10||54.1||Oct 2009||1|
|10 miles||Bramley 10||1:11:30||7:09||69.56||Feb 2013||14|
|12.11 miles||Woodstock 12||1:47:34||8:53||56.44||Sep 2009||1|
|13.1 miles||Reading Half Marathon||1:35:38||7:18||68.92||Mar 2013||21|
|14 miles||Milland Valley||2:21:14||10:05||49.82||Aug 2008||1|
|15 miles||Banbury 15||2:06:32||8:26||59.57||Mar 2009||1|
|30 km||North Downs Run||3:14:08||10:25||48.9||Jun 2008||1|
|19.5 miles||Meon Valley Plod||3:48:00||11:42||43.56||Feb 2008||1|
|20 miles||Finchley 20||2:49:08||8:27||60.22||Mar 2009||5|
|21 miles||Cranleigh 21||3:02:20||8:41||58.65||Mar 2008||1|
|26 miles||14th Founders Challenge||5:06:00||11:46||43.92||Oct 2010||3|
|26.2 miles||MK Enigma Track marathon||3:24:46||7:49||66.13||Nov 2010||39|
|26.5 miles||The Bath Beat||5:18:20||12:01||43.03||Apr 2010||1|
|27 miles||The Bedford Clanger||4:42:38||10:28||49.38||Mar 2010||3|
|29.3 miles||ULTRArace Grantham (Day 1 Cot-Gra)||4:15:12||8:43||59.34||Sep 2010||4|
|30 miles||The JW Ultra||4:17:51||8:36||60.13||Sep 2010||6|
|50 km||Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 Trail 50k||5:17:02||10:12||50.65||Aug 2010||3|
|34 miles||Isle of Wight Ultra Day 2||7:14:25||12:47||40.45||Jun 2010||2|
|45 miles||Country to Capital||8:43:00||11:37||44.47||Jan 2010||1|
|53 miles||Herts Stroller||11:52:29||13:27||38.45||Aug 2010||1|