Tuesday, 14 March 2017

A Year of Running (in one post!)

Wow, I can't believe it's already March 2017! It's been over a year since my last post. It's been a great year for running, although we've now slowed down in terms of how many runs we've registered for in 2017. It turns out we don't have to register for everything!

I didn't think we'd run much after the X Border run that Andy took part in last year but when I jotted them all down (and I'm sure I've missed a few) the list was quite lengthy! Here is a summary!

February 2016
Andy ran the Montane Trail 13 mile run at Grizedale Forest.

I ran the Rhyl 10 Mile run (and the boys ran the fun run). I did my first sub-30 5k during this although this is mainly due to the huge coastal wind at my back pushing me forward!

I also ran the Dalemain 10k (aka The Marmalade Run) trail run which was freezing but fantastic! The boys took part in the fun run.

March 2016
We all ran the Sport Relief 3 mile run at Barrow Park.

Andy was the cyclist for a relay team in the Ulverston Triathlon.

Andy ran the Jackal's Run (a tough 10k trail run in Darwen)

William reached his 100th parkun!

April 2016
We all took part in the Port Sunlight runs again, with Andy running the 10k, I ran the 5k and the boys ran the fun run. I got my first official race sub-30 5k!

Andy ran the Wray Scarecrow 10k.

Sam reached his 100th parkrun!

May 2016
I ran the Sherriff 10k at Scorton and the boys took part in the fun run in the pouring rain.

Andy ran the Liverpool Rock n Roll Half Marathon again!

June 2016
We all took part in the Grasmere Gallop 5.7k Fun Run and had a fab picnic afterwards with the Walney Wind Cheetahs!

Andy ran the Bendrigg 10k and the boys did the fun run (and afterwards had lots of fun trying out the activities at the Bendrigg Trust!

Oh, and Andy raced a steam train from Bury to Rawtenstall. Myself and the boys were on the train and managed to spot him on the trail!

July 2016
I took part in my first (and currently only) obstacle course, the Holme Howler. The boys had a great time tackling the mini-Howler!

August 2016
Andy took part in the Birchwood 10k and William took part in the fun run.

I ran the Blackpool Illuminations 10k.

Andy ran a Fast Four Miler at Great Eccleston and also the Ulverston Summer 10k.

September 2016
I ran the Ulverston Charter 5k and the boys took part in the 1 mile fun run.

We headed to Warrington for a weekend. Andy ran the English Half Marathon then we all took part in the 1 mile fun run.

October 2016
Andy ran Beat the Reaper for the 3rd consecutive year and William took part in the fun run dressed as a vampire!

I took part in the West Coast Half Marathon, from Preston to Lytham. The medal was HUGE!

November 2016
Nothing!! <shock face>

December 2016
I ran the Ulverston Pudding Run with a friend and William ran the fun run.

Andy ran the Grizedale Night Run for the 3rd time and William took part in the fun run.

And now for 2017...
We've only taken part in a couple of events so far in 2017. I ran Mad Dog 007, a fantastic 10k run in Southport with a hugely fabulous goody bag, medal and tech t-shirt. Music on the course and a great atmosphere! William tried out the Crazy Pups fun run. And Andy tried out the Dalemain 10k trail run.

All quiet for the time being but a few things coming up include our first Bubble Rush 5k run in Blackpool, The Coniston to Barrow Walk for myself and William, and a 10 mile road race around Knowsley Safari Park for Andy!

Sam has given up on running for the time being but has been a fabulous marshal at parkrun (he's even hit the 25 milestone for volunteering!). We're hoping he gets back into it, but not to worry if he doesn't, he has a wonderful time watching all the runners with a big grin on his face. Our 'running' time is family time whether running or cheering, the fact we are out together is what matters!

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