Summary of this week

This past week I’ve been off work as it was Emma, Yonas & Noah’s last full week before they fly home too Indonesia next Wednesday. So here is a summary of my runs and family activities ….


In the morning we took all three grandsons to the On-X swimming pool for their baby swimming session. I was allowed to go as well so it was me and about 25 mums/grandmothers! It was great fun and our boys all enjoyed being dunked under the water!

In the evening I joined Kilbarchan for our regular Fartlek session. This week it was 1min (30sec recovery), 3min, (90secs), 5 min (2min), 5min (2min), 2min (1min), 5min (2min), 5min (2min) 3min (90secs), 1min.

There were 6 of us and I spent the session trying to stay as close to Ryan as I could. On the final 5min run I just about managed to hold him off though I think he started a little further back than the other sets.

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We had a day out at Calderglen Country Park in the lovely sunshine. Here are some photos …

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In the morning I went out for a run in the rain. I was keen to do a Tempo run so did my easy/hard mile session. I felt a bit sluggish on the first one but got a bit a faster as the run progressed.

  • Easy – 9:13
  • Hard – 8:02
  • Easy – 8:32
  • Hard – 6:49
  • Easy – 8:33
  • Hard – 7:11

In the afternoon we visited my sister and her family and my Mum. It was fun catching up with them.



Emma & Yonas were keen to have a walk so we took them to Conic Hill. The weather great and we all really enjoyed it.






We were thrilled to be invited to Andy & Sarah’s Wedding in Shipley. Andy & Sarah supported me on my Hardmoors 160 race so it was lovely to be involved in their wedding and enjoy the day with them and their friends and family.

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As part of Andy & Sarah’s wedding weekend they invited as many friends and guests to join them for the Bradford parkrun so we didn’t need asking twice.

It was a tough little course. Three laps and you were either going up or down. There didn’t seem to be much flat! There were over 400 running and I set off a few rows back. I was going past people for the first few minutes and then settled into a position and ran as hard as I could for the 5k.

I finished 15th in 21:17 so I was very happy with that. Andy & Sarah ran together and I’sure got lots of cheers along the way. Photos thanks to Jon Steele …

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With Shirley Steele and Katrina


I was up and out for my regular run around the Gleniffer Braes this morning. I was feeling good so pushed as hard as I could. Half way round it was really good to see Davie Mewes who was also out for a run. We stopped and chatted for a few minutes before heading our separate ways.

So a decent week running wise. I have worked out a rough training plan for the next 6 weeks leading up to my next ultra so I’ll post that in the next few days.

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