I found that in 2012/13, trying to increase my speed and run more than twice a week resulted in more injuries so my personal aim was to complete as many races as I could but to keep it nice and steady. Only 2 ailments this year, Achilles niggle, out 3 weeks and hamstring 1 week. However thanks to the Miracle worker that is Andy Chalmers (cheers for the heads up Jane), these were quickly overcome. My one constant target is the Great North Run and despite an injury scare one week before the race, I completed my 7th this year. Also managed 2 out of area parkruns (1 international) and achieved my 100th which was very pleasing.
- Inskip Half marathon in a personal best time of 1:44:05
- Central Lancs 5k in 23:10.
- Blackpool Half Marathon 1:48:06
- Trotters 5, 41:02
- muddy Gin Pit Half marathon, 1:55:23.
- BOLTON 10, 50.34
- SALFORD 10, 46:57.
- Brockwell Park (Brixton) parkrun completed in the hood!
- Manchester 10k, 50.34
- ATRR hosted Inter Club Challenge
- 5K ATRR Track Event at Leigh Sports Village 23.56.
- Horwich 5, 39.32
- Boothstown Wobble 10K (but slightly shorter I reckon!) 46:05
- the Emptihad City of Manchester 10k 50.53.
- 100th Parkrun
- ATRR Gill Pimblott 4.4m Memorial Run 35.49
- Great North Run 2014, on behalf of the Joseph Holts Christie Charity, was completed in a very satisfying 1.56.52
- Blackleach 5 40.43.
- Aintree 10k 51:08.
- Gin Pit 5, 41:04
- Flying the ATRR international flag – completed a parkrun in COPENHAGEN (faelledparken)!
- Xmas Day South Manchester parkrun
Total distance completed 842 miles
Whilst I don’t manage to get to as many ATRR training events as I would like, the Club has certainly helped me in more ways than they know and I appreciate the camaraderie at each race event. Big Up ATRR !
Happy New Year to all at ATRR. Here's to a great 2015