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My Mini Spine Adventure: Dry, warm and staying upright
“For every candle on our cake, we need to be more active” I’d had my eyes set on the full Spine since February …
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Building Better Bones – bone health for runners
Introduction Bone health is an important topic for people of all ages, but it is not a one-size-fits-all issue. Many factors can affect …
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Abraham’s Tea Round
I should have been doing a long trail run that weekend but it wasn’t meant to be. Coach slipped a note into my …
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Journey to The Lakesman Half Ironman 2023
Why I chose this race distance? In July 2021, following a recurrence of a 30 year old knee injury, investigations confirmed early osteoarthritis …
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The Long Road to Recovery is made up of Small Steps
I’ve been hesitant to share this chapter of my story because I know that so many people have also been affected by problems …
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A little write up on LAW 75
A note, for my benefit, on my outing on the inaugural LAW75 event at the weekend. The route is part of that which …
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Seasonal Affective Disorder – Sad Syndrome
We’ve arrived at the time of year with short dark days and dreary weather which can make any of us feel a bit …
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Lakeland 100 – Celebrate what you have achieved
The Lakeland 100 is a 105 mile route around the Lake district fells including over 22,000 feet of ascent and, of course, the …
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Post Covid Fatigue – my lived experience
As a doctor I have seen many patients over the years with some form of post viral illness or the more formally labelled …
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‘A Tale of Three Races’ by Di Newton
I’m delighted to host this guest blog race report from the lovely Di Newton. Di is 70 years old and only started her …
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62@62
The Lake District mountains and lakes are a very special place. I feel at home here and probably the most peaceful and content …
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Discovering an anniversary in the hills
Starting a steady climb up the fell and feeling the first tweaking complaints from my hamstring, I found myself pondering the intransigence of …
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A run in the sun
Everyone’s world has changed in some way since March this year, some have fared better than others but few have escaped unscathed in …
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After Covid-19 – What can we do to protect the NHS to save lives of future generations?
We’ve all been following government and health official advice and stayed at home, self-isolating and washing our hands religiously to protect ourselves so …
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Pondering resolutions ………
As the old year draws to a close, a new one dawns and with it the allure of a clean sheet upon which …
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The JOGLE!
Wow! The Running Granny team actually did it. Supported by an amazing crew I ran, walked and hobbled my way on foot from …
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Day 19
A Fantastic End To An Unbelievable 19 Days – What An Achievement Okay – the figures first. The last day saw 30.83 miles …
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Angela has done it!
Stop the clock! Angela has done it! 18 days, 10 hours, 3 minutes.
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Day 18
Despite Atrocious Weather, Angela Defeated Bodmin And Is On Target For LE Today Yes, against torrential showers and headwinds, so strong they stopped …
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Day 17
Things Just Get Tougher But Now In Cornwall Angela had a long day in a lot of pain with the toe still infected, …
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100 Miles to go!
It’s the last push – Angela is exhausted, the crew are exhausted. When you look at the map of how far she has …
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Day 16
Devon Is Proving A tough Challenge But Angela Has It Beaten It was a gruelling day for Angela with hilly terrain and small …
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Day 15
Another Day Of Rain But Superwoman Keeps Going Tuesday was rain off and on all day, heavy in the morning. There were a …
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Day 14 Update
Wet Wet Wet – And That’s Just The Support Crew! Despite pretty appalling conditions Angela covered another 48 miles with 2400 feet of …
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Day 14
Finished tonight at 23:26. Ere. that there therunninggranny are in Zummerzet! It be gert lush! Tomorrow we start on the Strawberry line at …
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Day 13
A Damp And Challenging Day Finishing In Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Another 48 miles with 2800 feet of ascent covered yesterday which took Angela over …
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Day 12
A Good Day In Shropshire But Not Sure About The Cooking As Now Minus A Tooth (Well Crown) Firstly, the official stats for …
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Day 11
Should It Be The Running Mummy Rather Than Granny? Have you seen that photo (below), more bandages on her feet than Tutankhamun. Perhaps …
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Day 10
Angela Is Maintaining The Miles Despite Iffy Feet Another 48.7 miles covered yesterday with 1750 feet of Ascent. A more urban landscape than …
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Day 9
A Great Day Running Through Kendal – The Voom Leg It was good to see Angela running on home turf and she looked …
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Day 8 Update
Approaching Kendal Yesterday was a tougher day than you would guess from all those posted pictures. Legs and feet were painful and the …
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Day 8
A Wrong Turn But An Amazing Run To Shap What happened? After a great run leaving Scotland behind, you avid tracker followers will …
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Day 7
Great Mileage Covered And Hellooo England Another 52 miles covered yesterday with 1500 feet of ascent but over 2000 decent taking Angela to …
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Day 6
A Good Run Out Yesterday But Is It Time For A Spa Or Is Romance In The Air? Yep – another great day …
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Day 5
Overnight Near Bannockburn – This Was A Victory For England And Boy, What A Tart Angela covered 34 miles yesterday with an ascent …
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Day 4
Another Great Days Running But The Legs Hurt! I have no official word from the Support Team yet, I guess they are too …
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