The Great North Run – C2GNR Part 5

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Great North Run 2014

The Great North Run – C2GNR Part 5. Race day was upon me.  I had trained hard, survived injury, and resorted to swapping shoes, but I was ready. I had the fantastic help of my fellow runners from the group who took me under their wing. A taxi to the start was booked and I was assured of a lift … Read More

C2GNR Part 4 – The Farm Park

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C2GNR Part 4 – The Farm Park. I didn’t realise it at the time but I had also just made another big mistake – I had ran Morpeth in brand new shoes. After a day of rest I went out for a run with my niece and two things happened to me. First I had discomfort in the sole of … Read More

C2GNR Part 2- Running sensible

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Running sensible

C2GNR Part 2- Running sensible Fast-forward 4 weeks (or click on my third ever activity on Strava – whatever is easier), I get back out there with my trainers on. Start small and build it up were the thoughts playing in my head, being all sensible now I kept this run down to about 24 minutes covering 1.8 miles of … Read More

How to start running – end up at The Hopital

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How I started running. I have decided to write about my running journey “The Couch to The Great North Run” – and this is the first instalment! Let’s call it… Part 1. Back in August 2013 I decided to take up running; I had no plan and no goal either. I winged it and made pretty much every mistake you … Read More