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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!


The 29th of July I ran the Seaview17 (really 20 miles) that was over 6 weeks ago and was my last event. At some point after that my ankle started to play up, I reduced my mileage and in fact … Continue reading

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Montacute Parkrun

Last time I did parkrun, my ankle gave up after 1 mile and I dragged it to the finish. You know you have achieved an awful time when the time keeper sees you coming and checks his stopwatch twice! I … Continue reading

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The End

Friday was awful-weather wise. We packed the car up in between torrential downpours and set off in search of the M6. We stopped for Brekkie at the first services and decided then to head home without the detour to Ross … Continue reading

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The Lakes Day Five

The day did not start so well with hubby getting a flare up of his gout, something WE suffer from every once in a while. Believe me when I say it’s painful for us both! This was not helped by … Continue reading

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The Lakes Day Four

The weather forecast was rainy. As sensible British holiday makers we had a wet weather plan so put it in to action. We headed off to Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter. The house is just as she left it … Continue reading

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The Lakes Day Three

This morning the cloud was down, in fact we could not see the lake when we were eating breakfast. Out mood soon matched this bit we decided like true Brits to carry on regardless! Once Facebook was aware we were … Continue reading

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The Lakes Day 2

This morning we woke on the floor. Granted as we were sleeping on a blow up bed this was not much difference than when we retired the night before, except for the fact that the air bed had a slow … Continue reading

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