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!

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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The best thing after long run?

Is it when you get a PB Is it the lovely achy tired feeling Is it the guilt free cake consumption  Is it the new bling or tshirt Is it post run healthy glow Is it the sense of achievement  … Continue reading

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Salcombe Coastal Marathon-sort of

This week in the run up to the booked in marathon, I was full of doubts. I had not run since Saltmarsh75 (two weeks) and was wondering if I could remember how, irrational? yes maybe but factual. Maybe entering a … Continue reading

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Struck Down

Yes dear reader, since Saltmarsh75 I’ve been struck down by a strange affliction that can only be the lesser known “nodesiretorunitus”. The symptoms are Feeling no desire to run! Finding feeble excuses not to run which have included-it’s too windy … Continue reading

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Saltmarsh75 2017 or

the production could also be called Saltmarsh78 Flat Ultra For Gods sake give me a hill The Finale The Plot 2016 I followed CM (see below) via Facebook as she completed Saltmarsh. As it finishes not far from The Relics … Continue reading

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The Brecon Beacons

What do you get a man who has everything for his birthday? (after all he has me!) This year I decided it was two nights in the Brecon Beacons. Not far to travel, beautiful countryside and Welsh Rarebit, whats not … Continue reading

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