Frankie did her first triathlon at the North West Triathlon in Cheshire in 2015. I did the same one in 2016. 2017 is about Tri’ing with our friends & getting some more newbies into the sport. My friend Hayley over at Getoutandseestuff has had a hard time over the last few years with a knee injury. Going from running 10km’s & hoping to step up … Continue reading Tri with a little help from our friends
We’ve done a few road races over the last few years but have always wanted to do some kind of obstacle course one. So taking advantage of Frankie’s #30things we signed up for Gung-Ho, an inflatable obstacle course of 5km running around Heaton Park. The weather wasn’t the greatest, typical April showers & patches of sun. The previous days had been quite wet so the … Continue reading Gung-Ho or Gung-No!
Sunday 10th April 2016…..Manchester Marathon day! The day we had been training for for the last 3.5months. After carb loading for the last 3 days we got up early & had our breakfast carb loading bagels & jam, packed our bags with all essentials & headed off on the tram over to Trafford to find the start. The morning was cold, foggy & a little … Continue reading Manchester Marathon 2016!
Tomorrow is D-Day. Finally Manchester Marathon day has arrived. The day that we have stupidly agreed to run 26.2miles in raising money for Guide Dogs. So to enable us to hopefully complete the marathon without ‘hitting the wall’ too early we have been following a carb loading plan since Thursday. The whole concept of carb loading is that in general your body can only store … Continue reading #EatPastaRunFaster
Sunday was an awesome day for many reasons. 1. Raising awareness for Cancer Research. 2. Heather & Bean’s first ever race. 3. Smashed our 10k PB! Frankie & I took part in the Manchester leg of the Winter Run Series 10k race around the Etihad Stadium. As those who have been reading our blog we have been running for a few years now & have … Continue reading Smashed it! PB!
I always thought of myself as a sporty kid. When I was in primary school & high school I played the usual school sports. I was rounders & hockey captain & played on the netball team, all to a high standard at school level. Obviously once I’d finished school & went to college & University I drifted away from sport. I played the occasional hockey … Continue reading Fitness family
I’ve been running now for about 2 weeks short of 2yrs. I remember that first run like it was yesterday. Depressed, overweight & just decided I was finally going to do something about it so I put on some old Asics trainers & ran. I ran 1 mile non stop in about 14min & I thought I was going to die! I carried on & … Continue reading The beauty of science & sport