About Me

Thanks for stopping by at my corner of the internet where I blog about running, racing, training and everything in between.  I’m just a little lass from Lancashire that put on some running shoes in early 2012 and never looked back.  I made a New Year’s resolution to complete the Great North Run in a bid to get a bit fitter and to raise some money for charity.  To help me train, I started to attend Burnley’s parkrun and I found it really motivating to see my finish times tumble down.

It was here that I started chatting to some members of a local running club, the mighty Trawden A.C.  I was invited to try one of their training sessions the following Monday and I signed up immediately.  They are a thriving and sociable club and there is no better feeling in the world when I cross the finish line of a tough race with all of my fellow humbugs cheering me in.

With the support and guidance of my new found clubmates, I’ve really enjoyed trying a variety of different races, including road, fell, trail, relays and cross countrys.  I’ve well and truly been bitten by the running bug and I’m looking to infect as many people with it as possible!

Me and some of my fellow humbugs (picture courtesy of Woodentops)

7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. thecrazyrunnergirl

    Hiya! Great to see a UK running blog, I started running outdoors in January this year and go to Southampton ParkRun – love it! I’m training for my first race this year too, the great south run. Are you doing the Great North Run again this year/this week?

    1. tinyrunner85

      Hi there, thanks for reading! I love parkrun too, it’s such a great concept! I’m just guzzling some porridge as I type to get ready for Burnley parkrun this morning.

      Unfortunately I can’t do the GNR this year as I’ve got a 20 mile race on the same day and I need to focus on the longer distances in the lead up to the marathon. When’s the GSR? You’ve picked a good one for your first race – there’ll be loads of support both on and off the course 🙂

  2. Runningfox

    Ran it in 2010 in 2:01:56, the oldest person ever to complete it – according to Rocket Rod – at the age of 78. Won the MV75 category whilst my wonderful partner won the LV60’s – so a good day was had by all. Like you, we camped before the race, at Tarn Foot above Elterwater, and the weather was exceptionally kind for us. Have fond memories of it…. Well done you.


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