Category Archives: Run/Walking

It’s been a while

It’s been a while since I last posted here, 4 months in fact which is far too long.

I have had lots to say but with things going on with my white blood cells, a sore shoulder and back mixed together with menopausal stuff well truthfully I often didn’t want to talk to anyone let alone write my blog

Things are looking up now,my white blood cells are behaving,my shoulder and back improving by the week and the hot flushes that I thought might kill me,seem to be under control with a magic pill from the Doctor !

Durring all this time I have done some wonderful  things with Geoff and my friends ……

I managed to Run the Cambridge half with hardly any training and was very happy with my time

After the long cold winter months I finally got out to do my first Audax of the year with Geoff, it was in fact my longest ride to date 142 miles, a permanent route called the Pork Pie and very hilly might I add .

This year we did the Daffodil Dawdle as a run/walk which was amazing we covered the 18 miles in 6 hours about 2 hours quicker than when we just walk

Then I had an awesome week in Mallorca with Geoff and friends from SWNC, I had been worried I would not be able to do the planned rides which included Pug Major,due to my back, but with a few pain killers I achieved all I set out to do

Straight back from Mallorca to run the GEAR 10k an amazing event with all the ladybirds and my Norwich running friends, I was a little slower due to my back but I did it.

Then to celebrate Linda’s birthday we had Chase the Train 10km my back was quite sore for this and if I am honest I hated the first 3/4 miles on a narrow single track but when we switched over to the opposite side of the track the path widened and I enjoyed the final 5 miles but what really made this run special was the ride back to Alysham on the tiny steam train

Another 200 km Audax enjoyed with Geoff from Long Melford,I really enjoy these longer rides.

And then just for fun I met up with my lovely Norwich running friends at Debden winery for the wine run, 6 wine tasting stops round a 10 km mainly off road run. I would estimate we drank 30 shots of wine then after crossing the finish line you received a huge glass of wine with your medal a really fun happy day.

I am still having problems with my back when I run but it is much improved , I can only hope it keeps improving so I can start training for Wissey half soon as I miss my running so much …….

Run/Walking along the Fen Rivers Way

After all the rain yesterday the weather today was just perfect for the run/walk I had planned with Gina

Untitled We caught the train to Downham market then came back along the Fen Rivers way, walking a mile, running a mile.

It was an excellent route, the grass only too long for running in one small part, and thankfully not as wet as expected after a days rain.

After about 8 miles we stopped at the Crown and Anchor for a pint before continuing on our way to the quay side in Kings Lynn.where we enjoyed fish and chips at Marriott’s warehouse.

A total of 12 miles covered in 3 hours 3 mins at an avg pace of 14.42.

An excellent day, we both found it much easier than just walking 12 miles, and I can see us doing some more run/walking in the future.

Happy to say my Deuter Speedlite 5 pack was perfect for the job !!