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Things are coming along nicely...

After finally getting to a continuous 5k things are now moving along nicely and gradually increasing mileage, with the introduction of hill sprints coming up in the next week.

I have just had an amazing two weeks holiday near to St David’s in Pembrokeshire and my training runs along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path onto St David’s head were just awesome even if really hot. The best one was the five miler where the mist had drifted off the sea onto the path obscuring visibility on St…


Added by Emma Setterfield on July 23, 2013 at 5:41am — 1 Comment

An introduction to fell running...

Training has been going well since my last blog. I am now running 15 min/walking 2 for three intervals which is covering around 5 miles. The best runs have been over Cannock Chase early evening when the light has been great and the woodland just beautiful.

However, the highlight of the last few weeks has to be the Introduction to Fell Running that I did on 10 June with Dave Taylor (Fell Running Guide) in the Peak District around Burbage Moor. As I have not yet done any hill work I…


Added by Emma Setterfield on June 18, 2013 at 6:39am — 4 Comments

Not a good week...

I have ran up my first hill, granted it is only a very small hill but it was quite steep and I made it to the top without ending in a heap. So I was really pleased with myself on the drive back home. This tiny bit of elation was very short lived though, as the following week I came down with some germ that hung around for a week and put running off the agenda. I even lost my voice, which I must admit my Husband was probably really pleased about, but he was kind enough not to say…


Added by Emma Setterfield on May 30, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

A Birthday Gift...

So, I am now up to a 7 minute run/1 minute walk for 40 minutes, and moving on to 9 minutes run/1 minute walk for 40 minutes tomorrow. The running is moving forward and I am now actually really enjoying it. Especially the trail runs across The Chase, which are absolutely wonderful. I can't believe that people run with earphones in, when the sound of nature is all around them. Can't wait until I am in the mountains.

I am also the proud owner a pair of off-road running shoes, a running…


Added by Emma Setterfield on May 16, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

Chasing the Dragon in 2018 from a Standstill

And so it begins...

It has been 18 months since my last challenge, which was The Scotland Coast to Coast hosted by The Rat Race, and now I am ready for a new one. So at the end of March I started looking, and fell on the Mountain Marathon, generally a two day event running in the mountains, visiting control points along the way.

This was all very well, but I have a fear of bogs, heights and the dark, not to mention the fact that I haven’t run in those last 18 months so my…


Added by Emma Setterfield on May 14, 2013 at 9:50am — 4 Comments

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