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 Manchester (yes, I moved up 21st May 2005)! I aimed to complete it in under 1.5 hours... www.flickr.com drbexl's Manchester…

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 if it was possible, give me that little push back to the gym that I used to love going to!),…