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Oxford Half Marathon 2013 Review

Oxford Half Marathon 2013 Review Leading up to the start Well after months of hard work, sacrifices of nights out, and running in all weather conditions and at random times of the day to fit in with my kids, finally the day of the Oxford Half Marathon had arrived. I woke up eagerly at 6am […]

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Two Weekends, Two Runs: The Berlin Marathon & Bournemouth Half

Two Weekends, Two Runs: The Berlin Marathon & Bournemouth Half In the last two weeks, I have run the 40th Berlin Marathon and the 1st Bournemouth Half Marathon. Two runs, two very different events. The Berlin Marathon The Berlin Marathon consisted of 40,000 runners including the world’s top marathon runners and a city that has […]

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My First 5K Race: Runner Number 679

My First 5K Race: Runner Number 679 My adrenaline is pumping, and I’m good at hiding the fact that I’m a nervous wreck today. I woke up every hour on the hour the night before. Did I eat too much yesterday? Did I eat enough yesterday? What if this? What if that? I had a […]

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My First Marathon: Overcoming Life’s Curveballs

My First Marathon: Overcoming Life’s Curveballs I’ll never forget the moment when I first saw the Golden Gate Bridge. I was flying into San Francisco with my family, having left South Africa to make America our new home. Out of the airplane window, I saw the seemingly surreal red suspension bridge brilliantly contrasted against the […]

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My First (And Only) Half Marathon (So Far)

My First (And Only) Half Marathon (So Far) I think it’s fair to say that your first time sticks with you in your memory for a long time – and it’s nearly always a disappointment. Mine was. In fact, I don’t think it could have got much worse. This is the story of my first […]

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