2021 · Running events

Virgin Money London Marathon ballot place

After eight years of entering, I was finally allocated a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020. Typically, I had fallen pregnant in between entering the ballot and when the ballot results were announced, and would be eight months pregnant on race day! So, I deferred to 2021, which takes place on 3rd October. … Continue reading Virgin Money London Marathon ballot place

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Running into 2021

I'm so excited for this year! After falling pregnant in the autumn of 2019, and then giving birth and recovering in 2020, I've been really looking forward to getting 'stuck back in' to running on a regular basis. I was successful in the 2020 London Marathon ballot, which I deferred to this year, so will… Continue reading Running into 2021

2019 · Running events

Kings Hill Sports Park Santa Run 5K 2019

Following on from the success of the brand-new Kings Hill Sports Park 1K, 5K and 10K in summer, organisers Nice Work decided to introduce another run in the same format and location, with a Christmas theme. Taking place in the same area as my place of work (West Malling), the Kings Hill Sports Park Santa… Continue reading Kings Hill Sports Park Santa Run 5K 2019

2019 · Running events

Richmond RunFest Kew Gardens 10K 2019

I completed the Richmond RunFest Half Marathon in 2017 and enjoyed it, despite my terrible race-day organisation and then losing my pacing. I wanted to try again but the Half Marathon takes place early on a Sunday, with no public transport available to get me there on time. However the Kids Mile, Family Mile, 5K,… Continue reading Richmond RunFest Kew Gardens 10K 2019

2019 · Running events

Peak District Challenge 2019

When my colleague Zoe approached me in November last year about completing the Peak District Challenge together, I immediately said yes.Brand new for 2019, the event was set to welcome up to 3000 walkers, joggers and runners into the Peak District National Park, with 50km and 25km challenge options available alongside the ‘full’ route of… Continue reading Peak District Challenge 2019

2019 · Running events

Paddock Wood Half Marathon 2019

Labelled as a “fast, flat and accurate course on roads through the hop fields and orchards of Kent”, the Paddock Wood half is Kent's largest half marathon, and takes place just 15minutes from my house. Promising “excellent facilities including ample parking, local train station, supervised baggage store, refreshments, physiotherapist, Start & Finish Chip Timing”, plus… Continue reading Paddock Wood Half Marathon 2019