My running story articles

Slightly mad running challenges

Slightly mad running challenges

  My sister started running several years ago. As a non-runner I thought it was great that she was getting so fit, but I have to confess that as time went on and she got more into running I did start to think she was slightly mad. What made runners go out and run...

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My three favourite race shirts

My three favourite race shirts

When I first started entering races the promise of getting a race shirt at the end was a big attraction. Now that I have a dozen or so of them it is less appealing, unless there’s something special about the shirt. After all how much wardrobe space can you really give to running tops and when do you wear them all?

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Faster at fifty?

Faster at fifty?

This post is about my experience of running in a milestone year.  Could I be faster at fifty? In May 2013 I reached a half century and my feelings about this were very much linked to running.  Running has given me the feeling that I can start something new; I can do...

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Learning to be a run leader

Learning to be a run leader

I love teaching and helping other people to achieve their goals. Some of my most rewarding experiences have been when I’ve helped someone to achieve something they didn’t think was possible. Recently I’ve been helping a friend learn to run and I’d like to pass on my...

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The beginning of the journey

The beginning of the journey

I’ve recently reached 50.  I started running less than three years ago.  As I’ve met other runners I’ve realised that many of them, like me, only started running in their forties.  I’ve also been inspired by the older women runners in their fifties,...

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