2017 is hopefully going to be a pretty chilled year in terms of running. A few races a month and a focus on training to improve speed. I really want the sub 25 5k and then maybe work on my 10k and half times too. For people who know me it probably sounds really out […]
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Dopey 2018 – How to secure early entry
I know it’s crazy to be talking about entering a race that’s a year away. Honestly I do. Yet I’ve just spent the evening being giddy because I’ve managed to secure entry for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. General entry opens on the 14th February, Valentines day, and Runner’s World VIP will be a few weeks […]
Dumbo Double Dare needs to sell out (ran...
Seriously, like Run Disney races used to sell out all the time in hours. I am now obsessed with checking if Dumbo Double Dare is sold out. It isn’t. The longer there are entries available the more I want to go but I can’t cos I can’t go to stupid America on my stupid own […]
992.5 miles to go – Orlando New Year Run
I decided way back that I wanted to run a race on New Year’s Day if possible. When I came across the Orlando New Year Run by Epic Sports Marketing it looked perfect. There were two races, a 5 mile followed by a 2.5 mile race 45 minutes later. Why do one race when you […]
More evidence that runDisney races are g...
So, runDisney have just released the corrals for Star Wars half marathon on 17th January. I’m not going (i’ll be back home running a crazy jet-lagged Helsby half) but it’s pretty hard not to notice something odd even with a quick glance of the corrals. Over two thirds, 66%, of runners have a finish time […]
Dopey training & some new additions to t
21 days to go. So my Dopey training plan remains in the bin. Everyone else seems to have just finished their last Dopey sim and are ready to start tapering but I’ve decided to skip that (plus I have two races on the 2nd January so tapering isn’t really an option). I only did […]
Is Dopey attracting slower runners? Dope...
So, I’m bib number 21705 for Dopey. Bibs are in race time order (based on times that you provide, you actually have to prove that you can run that fast unlike UK races) so the lower the number the further forward you are. Because it’s Dopey and you’re doing 4 races you’re knocked back a […]
My training for Dopey has been pretty rubbish lately. Good days are sparse and it’s getting harder to push myself on the bad days. Thankfully the two most recent races, Wesham and the Santa dash (more like a casual stroll with the best crazy people ever) have been good days. I tried to go to […]
More races added to 2016
It gets a bit scary when 2015 ain’t even over yet and already you have already entered 460.2 miles worth of races for 2016. The Race 1k in 2016 plan is coming together, especially now I just got a wait list spot to do Thunder Run 24 hour as a solo runner, exciting but […]
Disneyland Paris race packages ARE NOT s...
If like me you’ve been hearing that Disneyland packages are no longer available then fear not, I know that at least one provider has places left because they sent out an email advertising places this morning. Sports Tours International still have bookable places for all hotels online. I booked through them and had no issues […]