Injuries. They can be pretty major putting you on the sideline for months on end or they can be niggles which affect your training short term and mine always seem to come about when I have an event planned. To be fair I’ve been running now for about 5yrs & have only had 3 injuries which I suppose isn’t too bad. I had an IT … Continue reading Just a little injury rant!
Last weekend me, Frankie & Hayley went to the National Running Show at the NEC in Birmingham. This event was run over both Saturday & Sunday with different speakers on each day & lots of companies selling their goods & promoting their races. We decided to go on the Sunday, so off we set, an early 6am start to get us down to Birmingham for … Continue reading National Running Show
On Sunday me & my running buddies Hayley & Steve took part in the Madbull Events annual Santa Dash in Bolton. A 4 mile trail run which started & finished at Curleys Dining Rooms. I’d never done a trail run before, none of us had so I thought it might be a new challenge to finish off the year. It was cheap as chips £8 … Continue reading Santa Dash went up & up & up!
Since I tend to sign up for something, then train for it, then have months off & start the cycle again I’m trying to get out of that habit & have therefore got myself a list of races & triathlons of different distances & challenges over the next 6-9 months. I’ve thrown in an open water swim triathlon (argh!), Olympic distance triathlon (double argh!!), a … Continue reading Trialling a Trail
On 3rd Sept I completed the Manchester 100 bike ride, a 100 mile ride through Manchester & Cheshire in aid of Christies. When I reached about the 40 mile mark I felt, what I can only describe as the feeling of someone literally stabbing me in the shoulder. Somehow I battled through the next 60 miles to complete the ride but have been in agony … Continue reading Injury frustration 😔
If you’ve read my earlier blogs you’ll know that I had been training for my second triathlon along with my first timer mates Hayley and Steve. Hayley got me into running a few years ago so she decided to join me (now her knee seems to be almost injury free) in the cycling & swimming side of it too. I had been running with Steve … Continue reading Cheshire Triathlon 2017 PB!
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