Mandy Williams

Mandy's review of 2017

At this time of year, I am sure I am one of the many who sits down to reflect on what I have achieved over the last year and what I hope to achieve for the year ahead. Looking back at my blog from…

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Foxtrail Winter Series Race 3 - 16k

Last Saturday was the third race in the six race Foxtrail Winter Series and when I signed up I wasn't sure whether this was going to be a race that I would run. To qualify for the series, you need to…

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Manchester Half Marathon - race report

A whole month on and I am finally getting round to blog about Manchester Half Marathon.My aim for the day was simply to get round the course, it was not about time or "racing". For my training runs, I…

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A secret half marathon!

After a break of over 5 years, I am delighted to be able to say that I am a half marathon runner having completed the Manchester Half Marathon earlier this month.Despite running since 2008, this is…

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Improving my running

As many folk will probably be able to relate to, I started running when I was overweight as a means of getting fitter and healthier. Before then, I had never really been active beyond the normal…

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Run the Blades 10k - race report

The Run the Blades 10k race is part of a "festival" of running organised by Breaking Strain Events taking place at Whitelees Wind Farm in Eaglesham.  Owain had signed up to do his first ultra on the…

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Me and trail running

When Owain signed up for the Foxtrail Winter Series, he mentioned to me that they were also running a 5k series alongside it.  I've never really ran on trail before, mainly due to lack of races but…

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Upping the miles

After last week's disappointing race at Winton 10k, I knew it was time to re-assess my health and fitness goals.  I've blogged before about enjoying different types of exercise and finding it…

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