BUPA Manchester Great Run (May 2006)

On May 21st 2006, I ran my first long-distance timed-event, the BUPA Manchester Great Run, in typical Mancunian weather (rain!). When I signed up for the event in January, I’d never run more than 2k, and that was all on the treadmill, but I thought I’d treat myself on the first anniversary of coming to […]

Nuns on the Run

Used to think this film was a hoot, so this 4 mile race, on behalf of Barnardos, caught my eye. After my chest infection (started in Rome on the Europe Tour, June 2008 – well, at least it was somewhere exotic), my fitness has deteriorated massively, so in November I was prescribed “exercise” (I asked […]

Winchester 10k

Finished in 1 hour, 6 minutes, which was 2.5 minutes faster than the Manchester 10k (and I only had a week’s prep this time!). Setting off:  Heading towards the finish line: Made it: