Tag Archives: cross-country

Coming up…….. The Hartland Hartbreaker

This Sunday I shall do the 18 mile long Hartland Hartbreaker in North Devon. The pre event email popped in to my inbox this week, reading it caused some mixed reactions. Good The race is technical, long, muddy, hilly, rocky, … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Doyntons

Last January I completed my first Cross Country half marathon, I did this at the inaugural Doynton Hard Half Marathon (in case you missed that exciting blog you can catch up with it here) This year I was contacted by the … Continue reading

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Templer Ten Number Two

Sunday morning in balmy 2 degree temperatures I arrived at Stover School in South Devon to take part in the Templar Ten for the second time. Want to read about attempt one? Then click here It was a chilly wait … Continue reading

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Oh My Obelisk, take two

During Janathon last year I ran this mostly off-road 11 miles ish run, you can read about it here, I ran it then as a training run for The Grizzly. After completion I said I wanted to do it again but … Continue reading

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Templer Ten 2015

Half term is done and its back to work tomorrow. Its been a nice week, a good mix of running, swimming, cycling, sewing, shopping and James Bonding. In line with my plan to run more off-road, today was my first 10 … Continue reading

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Three for one

Today I have lots to say (not a rare occasion) so have decided to write three short (ish) blogs in one.  Parkrun change A few weeks ago it was announced that Killerton was going to alter the Parkrun route slightly, … Continue reading

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The Hippo

The running club organises a run called the Honiton Hippo, I was intending to do this one this year, though thought better of it after my recent injury. Sensible? Yes obviously! Lucky escape? Quite possibly! This is how it is … Continue reading

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Inter Counties Cross Country

About a month a go out of the blue I received an email from the Devon country cross-country team manager asking if Madam could be a reserve for Devon in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. We were so pleased … Continue reading

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The Grizzly

The day dawned. The leg felt stiff but the Achilles fine, a quick massage on the start line fixed that and I was raring to go. (well almost) The running club was very well represented and it was great to … Continue reading

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Cross Country at Parkrun venue

Madam had part 5 of 6 in a cross country league today. When we heard it was to be held at Bovey Tracey, we hoped it was not at Parke the National Trust property where parkrun is held. Unfortunately it was. … Continue reading

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