Sunday, 26 February 2017


So 8 weeks to go and things are back on track.  Completed 14 miles yesterday incorporating Victoria Park parkrun.  It was really nice to run it with Gill and our good friend Lisa who was was running her first ever parkrun.  Also big shout outs to Ella, Adam and Harry. Great to catch up with some Victoria Park parkrun friends including Adrienne and Darren.

Yesterday's 14 miles took in Victoria Park, Airport Road and a nice seafront run out to Seapark and back.  Weather was kind enough and better than today. Gill was wearing THAT hat again! Saturday evening was spent relaxing on the sofa with a glass of wine and takeaway.

The donations are starting to come in now.  I'm at £328 but i hope you can help me reach my target of £2000.  If you have enjoyed reading the blog (I've had over 1000 hits already) then give my charity a few quid.  It only takes a few minutes and you can donate anonymously if you like. Just click here - it's that simple!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Ok, so I haven't posted much on here over the last few weeks.  I've been finding this so incredibly tough.  Constant injuries over the last four months have been slowing my progress down. Christmas was a right-off with no training for 2 weeks due to an ankle injury. January saw me getting back on track for three weeks of solid training before flu kicked in and another calf problem.  Age is catching up with me! I hear ya!

However the good news is I will not let this beat me.  I'm back on track with a ten mile run planned this weekend. I'm looking at competing in the Carlingford Half Marathon on March 4th which will be good to get confidence up.

Big thanks to the amazing Gill Johnston, my mentor and training buddy. She's putting in the miles with me without any Marathon place to show for it. 

I'm going to be hammering social media over the next three months as we aim to raise £2000 for Hope For Youth NI so beware! I'm running this year's London Marathon to help bring Protestant and Catholic children together in Northern Ireland.

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