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!

Harrogate parkun

Back in August I was reading a post by Paige in which she mentioned that she was heading to Yorkshire in September from the States. I quickly fired off an email to check it was English Yorkshire, I am not … Continue reading

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Catch Up

Last weekend we had a long weekend in North Devon catching the last bit of the summer holidays before returning to school and work. We did a bit of body boarding, a bit of walking, a bit cider drinking, a … Continue reading

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The Crossing (of Dartmoor)

Firstly let me tell the non local readers about Dartmoor………………. Dartmoor National Park is a vast moorland in the county of Devon, in southwest England. Dartmoor ponies roam its craggy landscape, defined by forests, rivers, wetlands and tors (rock formations). … Continue reading

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New Kit!

Next weekend I am running North Dartmoor to South Dartmoor. This is a bit of a last-minute entry for me and I have decided to do it to practice fuelling, which I feel is something I have not yet mastered … Continue reading

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Training Plans

I usually follow a training plan of sorts, over the years these have taken on different formats Marathon number 1 I followed a plan in Non Runners Guide to Marathon Running- simply the best plan for that first time I … Continue reading

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Family holiday 2017-Crete

It’s all been quiet on the blog front here at shazruns, the reason for this is the annual family holiday. Now usually I entertain (bore?) you all with a daily update on our holiday adventures but this year I saved … Continue reading

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Ultra Sandwich

I am not sure it is ideal to sandwich a 50k run with two other events, but that is what I did. The Charmouth Challenge the Saturday before and the Haytor Heller the Saturday after. Haytor is ‘a granite tor … Continue reading

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