Blog: Running Through My Mind
I thought I would keep a little running log (ha-de-har) of my stats and achievements so far ...

A Complete History of (my) Running

30/04/2014
I thought I would keep a little running log (ha-de-har) of my stats and achievements so far and any upcoming races/trail runs, etc. *PB* denotes a personal best achieved for the time over a particular distance. Times are shown as minutes:seconds, or hours:minutes:seconds.

2013
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 23/11/2013 - time 27:49, position 67 of 95 - my 1st time running with others, so I went alone in case I disgraced myself by falling over or getting lost! All went well.
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 14/12/2013 - 27:15, position 100 of 154


2014
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 04/01/2014 - 26:46, position 62 out of 110 (11th female) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 11/01/2014 - 26:07, position 75 out of 146 (12th female) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km18/01/2014 - volunteered this week as the barcode scanner, so no running for me at this one
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 25/01/2014 - 27:05, position 93 out of 156 (19th female)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 01/02/2014 - 26:18, position 55 out of 116 (8th female)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 22/02/2014 - 27:32, position 87 out of 149 (13th female)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 01/03/2014 - 26:19, position 39 out of 86 (7th female)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 08/03/2014 - 25:40, position 57 out of 114 (12th female) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 15/03/2014 - 25:30, position 70 out of 153 (11th female) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 22/03/2014 - 25:24, position 58 out of 125 (10th female) - three PB's in a row, I was on a roll! *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 29/03/2014 - 26:10, position 64 out of 132 (8th female)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 05/04/2014 - 25:43, position 63 out of 120 (10th female)
  • Brighton Marathon Weekend 10km race 06/04/2014 - 52:44, position 330 out of 1,089 (101st female out of 632) - I was aiming for 56 minutes, so very pleased with the result
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 12/04/2014 - 25:41, position 71 out of 133 (16th female)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 26/04/2014 - 25:12, position 51 out of 99 (6th female) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 03/05/2014 - 25:03, position 59 out of 141 (5th female out of 49) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 10/05/2014 - 25:01, position 47 out of 88 (14th female out of 35) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 17/05/2014 - I volunteered as the finish token person at this week's parkrun
  • Brighton Heroes and Villains 10km 18/05/2014 - I did this fun run dressed as Cruella De'Ville! It was a fun event, but not timed. I think I ran it in around 52:30, but not sure as I couldn't get my gloves off to press stop on the running app! It said 53 minutes dead by the time I did.
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 24/05/2014 - 25:38, position 83 out of 159 (13th female out of 57)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 31/05/2014 - 25:14, position 75 out of 156 (15th female out of 60)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 07/06/2014 - 24:52, position 44 out of 123 (3rd female out of 40) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 14/06/2014 - 24:49, position 67 out of 162 (10th female out of 57) *PB*
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 21/06/2014 - 24:55, position 55 out of 146 (9th female out of 56)
  • Race for Life 5km fun run at Hampden Park 22/06/2014 - I ran this in a pink tut (obviously) and, despite the searing heat, managed a very respectable time of 25:05, beating another lady to a sprint finish!
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 28/06/2014 - 25:54, position 76 out of 152 (15th female out of 56)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 12/07/2014 - 26:06, position 56 out of 175 (18th female out of 68)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 19/07/2014 - 26:12, position 64 out of 123 (10th female out of 46)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 26/07/2014 - 26:35, position 74 out of 150 (12th female out of 51) - took it easy as I have my trail race tomorrow
  • Brighton Trailblazer 6 mile 27/07/2014 - 58:45, position 72 out of 118 (21st female out of 46) - a long, steady 3km hill at the end!
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 02/08/2014 - 25:39, position 79 out of 173 (13th female out of 69)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 09/08/2014 - 25:57, position 80 out of 150 (16th female out of 58)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 23/08/2014 - 25:08, position 98 out of 196 (21st female out of 79)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 30/08/2014 - 25:28, position 96 out of 164 (17th female out of 59)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 06/09/2014 - 25:02, position 70 out of 169 (14th female out of 66)
  • UKRunChat 7 Ultras in 7 days Challenge - virtual 10km run 07/09/2014 - a very slow trail run!
  • UKRunChat 7 Ultras in 7 days Challenge - Brighton 10km run 10/09/2014 - supporting the guys running multiple ultras by joining in with one leg
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 13/09/2014 - 28:06, position 84 out of 140 (14th female out of 44) - taking it slow after running 50km last week!
  • Firle Estate 10km trail race 14/09/2014 - 60:12, position 58 out of 129 (19th female out of 64) - I did hold a gate open to let some horseriders through, so I am claiming a 60 minute run, which is not bad given the very steep hill climb involved!
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 20/09/2014 - 27:08, position 87 out of 145 (12th female out of 46 ) - another slow one due to a sore knee
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 27/09/2014 - 25:48, position 63 out of 131 (10th female out of 46)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 04/10/2014 - 25:47, position 73 out of 168 (17th female out of 70)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 11/10/2014 - 25:00, position 49 out of 111 (11th female out of 41)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 18/10/2014 - 25:19, position 76 out of 163(13th female out of 57) - I actually ran back to pick up some keys I saw on the ground near the finish!
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 25/10/2014 - 24:54, position 51 out of 109 (4th female out of 39)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 01/11/2014 - 24:48, position 73 out of 189 (14th female out of 74) A 1 second *PB*
  • Poppy Half Marathon Bexhill on Sea 13.1 miles/21 km 08/11/2014 - 1:55:44, position 383 out of 984 (76th female out of 441 and 12th out of 64 in my category FV1)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 15/11/2014 - 25:06, position 61 out of 116 (13th female out of 40)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 22/11/2014 - 26:46, position 73 out of 134 (17th female out of 54) - I had no time for warm up, so deliberately 'jogged'
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 29/11/2014 - 26:14, position 85 out of 148 (17th female out of 47)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 06/12/2014 - 25:55, position 79 out of 144 (15th female out of 50)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 13/12/2014 - 25:02, position 69 out of 175 (12th female out of 68)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 20/12/2014 - volunteered this week as the finish token person
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 25/12/2014 - 24:49, position 74 out of 135 (11th female out of 37) - Christmas Day parkrun! Fuelled by Disaronno and cranberry juice!
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 27/12/2014 - 26:43, position 69 out of 129 (14th female out of 41)


2015
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 01/01/2015 - 25:45, position 49 out of 100 (12th female out of 39) - my 49th parkrun & position 49!
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 03/01/2015 - 25:42, position 51 out of 122 (7th female out of 46)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 10/01/2015 - I have volunteered as barcode scanner for this one
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 17/01/2015 - parkrun cancelled due to icy conditions
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 24/01/2015 - 27:45, position 88 out of 145 (19th female out of 56)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 31/01/2015 - I volunteered to take photographs for the 3rd anniversary of Eastbourne Parkrun (fffff-freezing!) and then accepted my award at the post-run coffee meeting for winning the female points league for 2014!
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 07/02/2015 - I had a lie in!
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 14/02/2015 - 27:38, position 90 out of 172 (21st female out of 65)
  • Eastbourne parkrun 5km 21/02/2015 - 29:57, position 120 out of 162 (36th female out of 62) - I deliberately set out to run this as a slow recovery run
  • Lets just say, there are many more parkruns .... I have received my 50 parkruns t-shirt and I will let you know if I beat my PB of 24:48!
  • Eastbourne Half Marathon 01/03/2015 - 2:11:16, position 931 out of 1,366 (252nd female out of 509) - I did this with the wrong size trainers & a crater-like blister!
  • Brighton Marathon 12/04/2015 - 4:38:18 - I survived!!!!
  • Seaford South Coast Run 10km 05/07/2015 - 54:24 - it absolutely chucked it down with rain and I had lower back pain
  • Brighton Trailblazer 5.86 miles 02/08/2015 - 1:04:25 - this is meant to be 6km, but comes up short. It makes up for this with a constant uphill for the last 2 miles
  • The Great North Run half marathon 13/09/2015 - 2:18:56 - my Mum lives near Newcastle and wanted me to do this race, so managed to get me a place. I nearly missed the start due to the lack of extra Metros (overground train service) and getting back via the South Shields ferry took forever and a day!
  • Beachy Head Trail 10km 24/10/2015 - 1:02:54 - the 10km race takes place on the same day as the marathon and starts with the very steep hill at St Bedes - total elevation gain 1,053 feet!


2016
  • Run Wednesday Running Club Cross Country 5 miles 24/01/2016 - 58:20 - very windy!
  • Vitality North London Half Marathon 20/03/2016 - 2:12:19 - I won my place in this (plus top to toe running kit) from Brooks running. I had a cold, so ran it to keep my heart rate sub 160 for first 9.5 miles then sub 165 after
  • Eastbourne park run 5km 29/10/2016 - 26:37 - this was parkrun number 100 (and my 40th birthday yesterday)!


2017
  • Eastbourne Half Marathon 05/03/2017 - 2:13:51 - it was a mud bath at the start, I saw a double rainbow and the sun came out after I had finished!
  • London Marathon 23/04/2017 - 5:21:30 - I was going great until 10 miles, then it started to fall apart ...
  • Seaford Martello Rotary Club Trail Half Marathon 11/06/2017 - 2:28:15 - lovely route, but a 1,086 feet elevation gain in thick mist
  • Bates Green Gallup 10.9 miles 25/06/2017 - 2:11:30 - this is a lapped course where you can run as many laps as you choose in 6 hours. I did three laps. It was hot, humid and the course was over very rough fields and trails


2018
  • Weald Challenge Trail Half Marathon 10/06/2018 - 2:54:32 - it was hot, there was an elevation of 965 feet and I tripped 3 times and hurt my ankle a bit!
  • Bates Green Gallup 11 miles 24/06/2018 - 2:08:36 - I ran this lapped course last year and did 3 laps both this time and last time. I did shave nearly 3 minutes off my time this time though
  • Bewl Reservoir 15 mile trail race 01/07/2018 - 3:14:50 - a 925 feet elevation and hotter than I have ever been in my life! The temperature was around 30 degrees centigrade as we are in the middle of a heatwave. Thank goodness for the wet sponges on course
  • Brighton Trailblazer 5.8 mile trail run 22/07/2018 - 1:09:29 - I love this run. Did it faster last year.


2019
  • Hastings Half Marathon 24/03/2019 - 2:23:24 - brutal, hilly, hot. 928 feet of elevation mostly between miles 2 and 9, then it goes down a very steep hill and finally flat along the seafront
  • Walk for Wards Charity 10km Trail run at Glynde Place 18/05/2019 - 57:21 - perhaps the roughest terrain possible, with lumps, bumps and thistles, but pretty flat - first lady!
  • Bewl Reservoir 15 mile trail race 07/07/2019 - 2:54:50 - I wanted to try and get under 3 hours this time and I did it!
  • Decoy Dash 10km mixed terrain 17/08/2019 - 59:29 - this had everything; grass, track, trail, gravel, pavement, bends and turns
  • The Great North Run Half Marathon 08/09/2019 - 2:14:48 - I shaved 4 minutes of my time from 2015
  • Beachy Head Trail Marathon 26/10/2019 - 6:13:57 - 3,796 feet of elevation!! Awful headwind, but I managed to get in just before the rain. Loved every minute of this run and want to do it again in better weather. I queued to cross a bridge and stopped for tea at a checkpoint so Strava shows a time of 5:54 with autopause. I wonder if I can make it an actual sub 6 hours next time ....


2020
  • Carsington Water Trail Half Marathon 23/02/2020 - 2:37:06 - I took part in this at the end of the Marathon Talk Runcamp in the Peak District and had done no training whatsoever - and it showed! 731 feet of elevation and horrendous gale force winds - I could hardly stand up on the section over the damn wall


Upcoming Runs

  • Watch this space ....