Congratulations to our small but tenacious team of Wallsend veterans (what? Surely they can’t be veterans I hear you cry. I know, it’s hard to believe looking at this lovely bunch of fresh-faced, athletes) who traveled to Darlington for the NEMAA XC championship earlier this month:
Elaine Ashton was 12th lady & 5th V35 in a time of 26:52
Andrew Wigmore was 40th & 11th V35 in a time of 38:57
Keith O’Donnell was 44th & 7th V40 in a time of 39:44
A great and committed effort by you all. Well done from all of us.
All those Cross Country races have paid dividends for Kamran Mohammed, shaving 50 seconds from his PB. He held off Iron(wo)man Leanne Smith Lewis by 4 seconds to win the 4th Winter Grand Prix of the season…
I started running in April 2004 when I signed up for my first GNR to prove to myself I could do it. Since then I’ve always said I would never run a marathon. However, this year something changed. I filled in the application form, handed over a fair few euros, booked flights and a hotel and a few months later I planned to do the Amsterdam marathon. So, after 16 weeks and 518 miles to get me marathon-ready, here’s what I learned along the way.