Tag: running

Who would have thought that only 4 months after starting to run we'd be entering a 10k race. I'm still surprised myself but it was the exact anniversary of us 'giving up smoking' and it felt like the right way to celebrate our new found fitness and health. Mad Dog 3, Judgement Day, was organised by Southport Hesketh Round Table and as it couldn't be much closer to our house unless it started from our front door this was to be our first race. We got up early, fuelled up…

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Blog entries have been conspicuous by their absence these past few months due to a combination of not really getting any fishing done since our visit to Anglesey last year and the weather being too grim to even contemplate going out for a stroll never mind a ‘proper’ walk. We have been getting out and about though but in a completely different way… We’ve taken up running and much to my surprise let alone anyone else’s were enjoying it immensely. It is one of those things that we can do…

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I've endured all sorts of injuries getting to the ripe old age of nearly 46, from broken wrists as a child (3 times) to strained shoulders due to bad technique while surf casting but I've never experienced the frustration of having an injury that truly stops me doing something I like doing. At the end of last year, the 27th December to be precise, I stupidly continued running up hill during a gentle Sweatshop Running Community session in Chorley. We were doing 20 minutes out and 20 minutes back to…

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It was with a little trepidation but much excitement that we left the house yesterday morning for our first ever 5 kilometre race. This was our first target and marked the end of our ‘couch to 5k’ programme. We arrived early as I wasn’t exactly sure where to park or how a Parkrun was organised but we soon saw other runners arriving at Avenham Park cafe and after seeing someone putting out signs and having a quick chat we waited, a little nervously for things to start. The race director…

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Well who would have guessed, a whole new world of tech has opened up for us since starting to run, starting with these new Garmin Forerunner 10's which after today's first outing seem very good.  

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For some reason known only to a higher power than myself I’ve decided that its about time I did something about my flabby middle section and after being to the gym a few times with Wendy, my wife, we’ve started the road running programme recommended by the NHS, C25K – couch to 5k. Catchy name huh? Tonight is our first run of week three and its looking a little more serious now as the runs are a bit longer and the walks a bit shorter but hey, looks like it…

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