Mandy Williams

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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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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Winton 10k Race Report

After steadily building my miles up since the New Year, this was my first 10k of the year. Normally I would stick to road running but after completing the Foxlake 5k series (which I still need to blog…

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Race Report - Portobello Promathon

For the first time in four years, I had signed up to do the Portobello Promathon which is a 4 mile race on New Year's Day.As I am still following the Body Coach programme, the focus of my training is…

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Aviemore 10k (or 8k!)

As you will see from the title of this blog, due to a marshalling issue, this year’s 10k race was in fact 8.25k!  More about that later!I had signed up for this race a while ago but managed to injure…

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Racing Owain: 5k v 10k

As most of you will have seen from Facebook, Owain and I headed to Pitlochry a few weeks ago for their 5k and 10k races.  Owain had signed up for the 10k but unfortunately I wasn't fit enough to run…

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parkrunning with no GPS

After struggling with running for a while, I decided a couple of months ago to relegate my Garmin to the bottom drawer. I don’t tend to look at my watch while running but after a run I tended to look…

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Race report - Perth parkrun

Owain and I have been saying for a while that we will do some parkrun tourism but have never quite got round to it, probably on the basis that Saturday mornings are the only day of the week we get a…

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