I love running

I love all kinds of exercise, especially aerobics and other fitness classes, but running really is my all time fave. It is a great form of cardio exercise and can also give you a great feeling of mental well-being and a real sense of some quality time and head-space to yourself (very good for mums!)

I have included some advice on running in pregnancy and running for new mums on this site – don’t think for one minute you have to hang up your running shoes!

I love running for pleasure, but races are also great and I get a real sense of achievement by taking part. I have done Race for Life a few times, the Great South run and half marathons but my biggest running challenge was my first marathon when my daughter was just eight months old. I have now got the bug and plan to enter more in the future. See below for a few pics…

Brighton Marathon: April 2016

Completed in 4 hours 4 minutes
Very happy to have knocked 36 minutes off PB but gutted not to get under 4 hours! Next time!

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Brighton half marathon: February 2015

Completed in 1 hour 44 minutes

 

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Great south run: September 2014

Completed in 1 hour 16 minutes
Definitely 10 mile PB!!
Nice day, really pushed it, chuffed with PB, looked at the wrong clock half way round!

 

 

 

Brighton half marathon: February 2014
Lucie half marathon

 

Daughters 3 and a half years, second 10 months
Completed in 1 hour 47 minutes
Gorgeous day, trained hard so felt comfortable, even managed a sprint finish!

 

 

 

Me and Mya post run

Brooks Brighton 10km: November 2013

Daughters 3 years, second 7 months
Completed in 49.41 mins
Really nice route along the seafront and felt like I worked hard all the way round. Great buzz!

 

Barnes Green half Marathon: October 2011

Daughter 14 months old
Completed in 1 hour 50 minutes
Much hillier than I expected, but fun! Legs ached for 3 days afterwards – more hill training next time!

 

 

 

Brighton Marathon: April 2011

Daughter eight months old
Completed in 4 hours 40 minutes
Very hot day and got awful cramp at 21 miles – got to the end though!