Words of wisdom from Rachel B

Some words of wisdom from Rachel B.
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“I remember when I first started going for longer runs. Three years ago I went for my longest run post injury. 7 miles seemed like such a long way back then. Even when I trained for my first half marathon, 7 miles felt like an eternity. Now I get out an easy 7 mile run in my lunch break and go back to work meetings as if it was nothing.
Stick at it. Keep pushing. One day it will be easy. It will be effortless.”

Liverpool Spring 5K – Jay

The people’s champ! Jay put in a cracking effort at the Liverpool Spring 5K.
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“A day of mixed emotion really at the @liverpoolspring10k_5k_1k a great event by Matt.
1) I came 2nd place in the 5k clocking 17:21 (36 seconds off last Fridays Mid Cheshire) in reflection I should of committed myself more in the last 1k to take the win but left it too late.
2) My little boy Mylo who is 2 took part in his first official race completing the kids 1k earning himself a nice sparkly medal …. proud dad.
3) For 10 weeks I have been running a Couch 2 5k group in my workplace … the 4 people who had no previous running experience all ‘graduated’ today by also completing the 5k … proud!!”

Liverpool Spring 10K

So, let’s kick off the start of the new week with a catch up of some of the brilliant performances from the Running Made Easy Team!

First up is Lauren with the Liverpool Spring 10KLauren10k copy.

“So so hot today, it wasn’t about time or position for me today. It about getting around and feeling comfortable as I struggle in heat. Managed to place 2nd Female and 101st over.”

Triple threat!

It was a busy day for triple threat Emma. Running the 1500m wasn’t enough – she competed in the 5000m and the 4x400m relay to top off a brilliant day of racing! With a PB and 2nd place over the 1500m, unfortunately the 5000m didn’t go as smoothly. On pace for a PB, the officials miscounted the laps which meant it turned out to be a 4.7km race – it just means we’ll have to wait another few weeks to see Emma smash her 5000m best!


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Monday Motivation from Rachel B

REPOST FROM @thelongrunback_rachel

12 miles in 1:59:19 today.

Well I was so inspired by the #londonmarathon (just like ever year!) that I just had to share this. The first #halfmarathon I did was back in 2015, I don’t have any pictures from it, and finished in 1:58:27 – my most recent was earlier this year with a finishing time of 1:42:50.

It took 3 years of learning, heartbreaking, frustration, blisters, poorly tummies and long miles, but I knocked 16 minutes off my time. If anyone watching the marathon today has been inspired and wants to start running, but thinks they aren’t good enough, ignore the doubtful thoughts and just run! The reward you get from this sport is incredible, and you will learn so much about yourself on the way.

Well done runners from this years marathon! You’re all superstars for running, especially in this heat.

(photos from left to right: Richmond Half 2015, Watford Half 2016, Surrey Half 2018)

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