I started running during the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020. Initially, I followed the Couch to 5k programme and have since developed my running further since then. In early 2022, I joined Lliswerry Runners. In addition, to training with the club, I am now also a member of the club committee.
I'm an alright runner. I've been pleasantly surprised, but it is all relative. At every event there are plenty of people who are far faster than I am. Sometimes I do aim to break a personal best time but if one is always focused on that they will miss out on a lot of the joy and experience of running. In December 2022, I took on the non-competitive personal challenge of running the length of the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. It is around a half-marathon in length. This approach to running combines training with a bit of exploring and sight-seeing. I'm keen to do more of this.
What follows is largely a log of running events largely for my own interest, but I thought I would share it here.
City of Newport Half Marathon (March 2023)
Ironwood Challenge, North Somerset (February 2023)
Severn Bridge 5 Mile Night Race (December 2022) Team Result
Forest Runner, Symonds Yat Rock, Forest of Dean (November 2022)
Gwent League Cross-Country Blaise Castle, Bristol (November 2022) Video Clip 1 Clip 2
Cardiff Half Marathon (October 2022)
Great Bristol Run 10k (September 2022)
Rose Inn Race, Redwick (May 2022)
Newport Five (May 2022) (nb. at the time of linking, the results website refers to KMs in error, each KM should read mile)
Run 4 Ukraine (collective 1,300 miles in 24 hours at Newport Stadium to raise funds for the DEC appeal) (April 2022)
Weston-super-Mare Prom 5 Mile Race (March 2022)
Severn Bridge 5 Mile Night Race (December 2021)
Great Bristol Run 10k (September 2021)