• Run date: 11 September, 2019
    • Run time: 59.44
    • Distance: 7.01 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Ear drops needed so a shopping trip it is. Fairly easy first mile with idea to make it a bit of a progression run until around 3.5 mile mark where chemist was. Then a more level pace back. All went well first mile 8.51 mile 2 8.55 on account of trying to get hold of a dog in the road fortunately owner got hold pretty quickly then 7.51. Got to…[Read more]

    • Run date: 23 August, 2019
    • Run time: 34.11
    • Distance: 3.11 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      First of all, apologies for lack of comments, I have been working away in London and it’s been super busy. I have managed to read a few posts here and there including Sharnie’s brilliant account of her epic journey. On to my less impressive but much needed trot around the park this morning. Hot and sweaty but it was so nice to get out. Took it…[Read more]

  • Ian S replied to the topic Race Across Scotland in the forum ultra 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Just before mile 20. Perfect weather today and sharon is in a happy place, loving it apparently.

  • Hi bugs
    Not the best of weeks. Stressful at work, back seized for 5 days, then as it began to feel better, took a 24 hour tummy bug😞. Have not been able to run, which really got me down. On a positive note, feeling much better. Flying to Pafos today for 7 weeks, so planning a couple of days runs over the next few days, then start training…[Read more]

    • Oh no, that is a rotton week πŸ™ but 7 weeks in sunny Pafos should make the cheer you up a tad πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Safe journey and enjoy some lovely runs πŸ™‚

    • Not a good week at all, however 7 weeks in Pafos should make all well again. Enjoy πŸ™‚

    • Glad to hear you’re feeling better. 7 weeks in the sunshine should help!

    • Rotten week for you Dorothy, but wise to listen to your body. Also, sometimes it’s good to have time to reflect for a while. Hopefully, the 7 weeks in the sunshine will be very restorative and you will come back feeling really strong.

    • Oh noooooo! What can I say Dorothy… Hope the warmth of Cyprus makes you feel better and lifts your mood as well. Take care… πŸ™‚

    • Oh dear, Dorothy – that’s been a tough couple of weeks. Hope you’re soon feeling better and up for a good measure of trotting while abroad.

    • Oh what a shame. Enjoy the holiday though Dorothy, hope you get some nice runs in.

    • Just found your update Dorothy. Hope the next 7 weeks are good ones for you, injury free and illness free.

  • JillyMP started the topic Vitality 10k in the forum Medal Monday 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Loved the t-shirt and medal this year! Ignore the swirly bits on the official photo, it’s extortion how much MarthonFoto charge. My husband was in the pic, but said he looked big! He didn’t. Thought it was only us girls who worried about such things?


    • Run date: 28 April, 2019
    • Run time: 2:07:11
    • Distance: 13 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      13.24 miles. Stirling half marathon. Pleased with the run, just a bit disappointed with the course. First 3/4 miles round a school and industrial area. Nice scenery in the middle miles, and good crowd support on the last 2 miles. Feeling a bit tired tonight, as travelled straight back to work. Catch up on all bug runs tomorrow

  • Another medal with a peacock on it!Β  We also got a lovely running top and a bottle of ale, so that makes it all worthwhile. Even better that my two running friends don’t like beer – and I do πŸ™‚

  • A worthy member of the month Richard – always really supportive with many a wise word and a really great sense of humour – you’ve given me many a chuckle 😊👍

    • Run date: 6 April, 2019
    • Run time: 27.48
    • Distance: 3.10 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      My 50th parkrun this morning and the weather was perfect for running, sunny, calm and cool. Decided to try for a PB but missed out on it (PB is 27.21). Really enjoyable nevertheless and afterwards I was talking to a little boy whom Heather teaches, he was third overall and got a PB of 18.55, a future superstar I think, he’s only 10!!

  • Good luck everyone – I know that a massive amount of training and determination has gone into the prep.

    Everyone is banned from having that sudden burst of optimism after about 3 miles when you suddenly think “this [my planned pace] is really quite easy why don’t I speed up a bit….”Β  πŸ˜‰ Hope to see lots of bling afterwards.

  • Good luck to all you Manchester Marathon Bugs! Especially Amanda and Linda. Can’t wait to see how you all do! Go Bugs!!

  • I think my old bugfriends know why I started running, but I’m happy to share, as depression, or whatever you’d like to call it,Β  isn’t something to feel embarrassed about.

    Initially, being 32 with three children under 5, heaven help me… I would have imploded if it wasn’t for running. That was 18 years ago. I would run once a week with a…[Read more]

  • Had this done yesterday to commemorate taking up running 19 years ago

  • Agree Vicky you well and truly deserve it, saved my sanity that’s for sure 😉👍

  • Never mind about March.Β  As Sharnie says, Vicky should be member of the month for February!

  • Rachel replied to the topic hello πŸ™‚ in the forum Introduce yourself 7 months, 1 week ago

    Hello, I’m Rachel, used to be RR123 in the old bug. I’ve been running about 3/4 years, completed my first HM last year and hoping to get a few more under my belt before I even think about a marathon. I love running and can’t picture life without it.

    Thanks Vicky for giving us a new home! I can’t wait to start logging my runs!

  • Hi I’m Richard.Β  Started running in my late 50s.Β  Classic last person left standing to be picked for any sporting team at school.Β  Decades later, surprised to find I actually enjoyed running.Β  On the core volunteer team for Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun.Β  Training strategy:Β  do no cross training whatsoever but have four rest days a week.

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