Mandy Williams

Devilla 5k Race Report

This was the third time I have ran this race but after being floored with a flu like infection the week before I knew I wasn't capable of giving it my all and so had turned up looking to simply enjoy…

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New training plan - take 2

Well after my last post I was full of beans and raring to go with my new 10k training plan - and typically I ended up struck down with the lurgy!I started my new training plan on Tuesday 2nd February…

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Re-starting 2016

Normally at the beginning of each year I sit down and set myself some fitness targets for the year.  However, this year I seem to have lost focus.  The last few years I have aimed on increasing my…

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Medals - how do you keep yours?

Owain and I both took up running back in 2008 and so between us we have managed to accumulate rather a lot of medals.When Owain ran the London Marathon in 2013, we visited the expo and a number of the…

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First race of 2016

Well 2016 has got off to a great start for me.  Inspired by the Portobello Promathoners on New Year's Day, I headed to Edinburgh parkrun on the 2nd for my first run of the year.  As I mentioned in my…

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2015 run review

Following on from Owain's blog, I thought it would be good to sit down and reflect on my running in 2015.  Overall, I have been really pleased with my progress.  As most of our followers will know, I…

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Too much, too soon?

It's been a while since I blogged so I thought I would let you all know what I have been up to. My last blog was my race report for the Forth Road Bridge 10k and I haven't blogged simply because I…

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Race Report: Forth Road Bridge 10k

Sunday was the Forth Road Bridge 10k and my target race for my 5k to 10k training programme.  My aim for the race was simply to run the 10k route from start to finish rather than “race”.  Here is how…

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Edinburgh Leisure / Speedo competition

As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to win an Edinburgh Leisure competition of a trip to London, courtesy of speedo. The competition was to encourage people to get in the pool and consisted of…

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ashmei - a plodder's view

As most folk will know, Owain has been a fan of ashmei for a few years and is now one of their ambassadors.  I thought I would try it for myself to see what the fuss was about. I had tried merino…

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