Saturday, 8 September 2012

Summer Running

It's been ages since I updated my blog!! Quite a bit has happened...after a good run in Arden 9 (my last post), I then went on to tear my calf muscle half a mile into the Stratford 6. It was only a minor tear, and after 2 weeks off I was back to running again with no pain. Unfortunately, my fitness levels dropped a bit, and coupled with a few other things going on, the running fitness has dropped a little. However, I'm getting back to fitness and enjoying all the various races! Here is a summary to bring my blog up to speed!!

26th July Inter Club Champs - Spa Striders vs Kenilworth vs Stratford-upon-Avon
First race back. Just under 6 miles. 41mins 22sec.

Team photo before the Inter-Club Champs
A win for Spa Striders ladies - men came 2nd. A great evening followed by food and drink in Stoneleigh.

12th August - Hooky 6
A 6 mile race in Hook Norton in Oxfordshire. Quite a few Spa Striders at this one. 
4th woman - 40:53.
1st ladies team.
Great weather, so followed the race with a picnic in the sun!

16th August - Rowheath 5km
A Wednesday evening run. I really enjoy the evening runs and this one was in Bourneville not far from my old home in Umberslade Road.
Time: 20:01.
Suffered a bit on this one having gone off a bit too fast!

22nd August - Godiva 5
Another evening run as part of the Warwickshire Road Race league. A slightly different course around Coventry War Memorial Park.
Time: 33:14.
Really struggled tonight!! Got some fitness to get back!

2nd September - Kenilworth Half Marathon
I knew this one was going to hurt! But a great course, though challenging.
Time: 1hr41.12.

Finishing straight of Kenilworth Half Marathon

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