LAKELAND 50 2019 ANDY GILSENAN
Mission complete by Andy with a finish time of 19 hours 18 minutes over the tough Lakeland terrain.
As the starter counted down from 10 to 1, the rain started to fall and got heavier & heavier, and in true Lake District manner, it barely relented all day long. Continue reading LAKELAND 50 2019 ANDY GILSENAN
FRAN GILCHRIST THUNDER RUN 2019
It’s mission complete for Fran at the Thunder run 24 hr race. His goal was to complete 100 miles in 24 hrs and that is exactly what he did!
Not only that, he managed to bag himself a 6th place finish out of nearly 100 runners over the weekend. It is testimony to his training and work ethic, and also shows his future potential!
Here is Fran about to complete his last lap!
WINGS FOR LIFE RUN 5TH MAY 2019 RUTH FARRELL
This event takes place on the first Sunday in May all around the world. Over 120,00 people took part in the event this year which starts at exactly the same time wherever you are. People in Sydney are running in the dark, some are running as the light fades, some see the sunrise and in Kidsgrove, it’s a bit dull but high noon. I was taking part in the App Run – I wore my free event t-shirt and a proper number and an app on my phone, all I had to do was press the button and start running. Then, after half an hour a virtual car would start , the car speed increases every half an hour and when the car catches you that’s it, the phone beeps and your “race” is over. Continue reading WINGS FOR LIFE RUN 5TH MAY 2019 RUTH FARRELL
THAMES PATH 100 MILES 2019 – FRAN GILCHRIST
Target – sub 24hrs. Result – 22:30:52
75th out of 225 finishers
After just 18 short weeks working together, Continue reading THAMES PATH 100 MILES 2019 – FRAN GILCHRIST
Another race and another well deserved PB for Lesley, knocking 15 minutes and 3 seconds off her previous marathon PB giving her a finish time of 3 hours 22 minutes.
After getting a ‘Good For Age’ (GFA) marathon result at the London marathon 2 years ago, she guaranteed herself an automatic entry into the London marathon and so after a break of a year, used her place for the 2019 London Marathon. Continue reading LONDON MARATHON 2019 – LESLEY MURPHY
Charlie’s goal is a marathon PB in Autumn 2019, and not long in to working together, not only has she got her goal, but she got a ‘Good For Age’ (GFA) place at the London Marathon!
4th place for Lesley in 11:05 hrs!!
3RD lady, 24th overall 7:26
Just 59 seconds behind first place, after my mistake costing her 7 minutes! Oops!
With the first race of 2019 under their belts, Danny and new athlete to Running Plans Fran have kicked off their year ahead with blinding runs at Helsby 4 Villages Half Marathon!
As he reaches the end of our 3rd week together, Fran has already demolished his half marathon best by a whopping 3 mins 48 seconds!!
On his way to half marathon victory, he also set 10K, 15K, 10 mile & 20K PBs at the same time too!
We look set for exciting times to come along with plenty more PBs and brilliant race results!
Well done Fran!
Danny also had a blinding run, with a time of 1:17:05 – his best HM time in 2 years!
What makes Danny’s run so remarkable is that his mileage and faster sessions have been reduced since he took a fall at work over Christmas and broke some ribs!
Well done Danny!
Earlier in the week, Charlotte also got another 2 PBs during a training session!
She’s now the proud owner of a new 2 mile & 5K PB – I think that she must love the hard sessions and want more?!
Well done everybody!
Joint 3rd overall and 1st lady 6hrs 25