Author Archives: shazruns

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!

London Trip

Madam and I headed East last week for a couple of days, a trip to London was something we did yearly to see the lights when in Essex but since moving to Devon this is obviously trickier. When travelling with … Continue reading

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Out with a pffff 2017

I would write one of them round up recap 2017 blogs but seeing as I struggle to remember what I did this past month, recalling beyond that is always going to be a stretch! Suffice to say it was I … Continue reading

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Job hunting

Yes dear reader, sadly I am still looking for a job. Don’t get me wrong I love not working, boredom does not occur, I can always find something to do, however this will not pay the bills. I am getting … Continue reading

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Therapy

Running helps with physical and mental health as you dear reader will know. It helped me and us weather the years as a “step” family, it gave me thinking room, time to work things through on those long runs, finding … Continue reading

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Dear

Drivers of Devon, You may encounter me running on the Devon lanes and roads. I’m easy to spot, I wear a Hi Viz top, bright head gear (this will vary from cap, to beanie to buff and is dependent on … Continue reading

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All Change

Life has changed here in the Shazruns house on many levels. Work At the end of September I was made redundant from a job I have been at for 10 years. Not a total surprise, I had known since April … Continue reading

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Appearances can be deceiving

This year I have completed five Ultra Marathons, competed in numerous trail events, ran numerous parkruns and according  to Strava ran 1,212 miles so far this year (although this is likely to more due to battery and technology fails). You … Continue reading

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