Mandy Williams

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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Lost mojo following a bad race

Since Tiree 10k, I've been on a bit of a downer about my running and haven't really managed to pick myself up - hence the leave of absence from social media.A few days before the race, I had a little…

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Grangemouth 10k Race Report

This was my first 10k of the year and to be honest I wasn't really sure how I would get on.  My running aim for 2016 is to do a race every month and January, February and March eased me in gently with…

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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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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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Race Report: Great Scottish Run 10k

As most folk will know from reading my previous blogs, I wasn’t sure whether to take part in this race as my training hadn’t been going well but I am really glad that I did as I absolutely loved it –…

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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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