clare1976
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About Me
Discovered running in my mid-20's, best thing I ever did. Great for self confidence, fitness and weight loss (apart from when injured)!

Mum to 2 gorgeous boys (born in 2008/2011) and have had my best running years since becoming a Mum, perhaps due to an increased focus on juggling the balance between family, work and running and therefore making every session count.
Half marathons remain my preferred distance and I regularly do 5ks thanks to the awesomeness of parkrun. I also race the odd 10k and 5m usually as part of local leagues and whilst I will never be at the sharp end of the competition, I have been known to win the odd 2nd or 3rd in category in recent years.

Late 2015 / early 2016 was the pinnacle of my running 'career' and I set my lifetime best times across the board - whether or not any of these will be achievable in future who knows, but I train hard and smart with the slightly limited time I have whilst juggling family and full time work.

2019 will continue where 2018 left off, building on the improvements I made last year. My main aim is to get below 90 mins for HM again which gives me the option to run London in 2020, to bash out some sub-20 5ks and possibly to trouble some of my other short distance PBs. Marathons remain on the back burner, though I still have a sense of unfinished business so 2020 may be the year I go back, but that requires some base and endurance building in Autumn 2019, so it really depends how Spring goes first.

My overall priority remains to enjoy running, to keep fit, healthy and injury-free and to make every session count.
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What’s the best bit of advice that you would give to new runners, bikers and swimmers?
Try to enjoy what you do. Don't let it become a chore or a grind. It's our hobby afterall. We all want to be the best we can but nobody else is comparing or judging, we're all too self-obsessed!!!
Recent Blogs
Normal service should resume shortly... Apr 2022
The build-up to Manchester Marathon Apr 2022
Where to start?! Apr 2022
Pre-amble to my 26.2 attempt.... Oct 2020
Kneegate update Mar 2020
Recent Training
6th Oct
General 7.4mi 1:00:26
5th Oct
Strength 0mi 35:14
5th Oct
General 2.1mi 17:33
5th Oct
Pilates 0mi 59:14
4th Oct
Tempo 7.3mi 59:43
Planned Races Show more
Oxford Half Marathon 16th Oct
TCS New York City Marathon 6th Nov
Coombe Country Park Multi Terrain Winter 8 27th Nov
Midlands Womens XC League Div 1 Race 2 (Welcombe Hills, Stratford) 3rd Dec
Centurion Grand Prix Series - Race 2 5m 4th Dec
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
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Recent Threads
Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon 2022
I've got unicorns in my basket
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