Cambridge Half – 8 March

It was a couple of weeks ago now that I ran the Cambridge Half and with all the events that have since been cancelled I feel very lucky to have been able to do it.

Cambridge was only my second half marathon and I knew it wasn’t going to be a PB so I set out to run a negative split, which I managed! Very pleased with that as in the few races I’ve done I’ve always set off too quickly.

It was a lovely day for it, especially considering the storms we’d had every weekend leading up to it! Sunny but not too hot and a bit of a breeze.

The route went round some of the colleges and then out to Grantchester, where the TV show of the same name is filmed. A great mix of town and country.

The support from the crowd was amazing with some even making an effort to shout out names from race numbers.

Overall a fab race.

Canals, Cake, Chocolate and Cerveza – Jane Lawson

Februay 29th – a bonus day that you only get every 4 years and despite having a heavy cold what better way to spend it than with a run ( or 2) in Yorkshire.

After a gentle and wet Bowling Park parkrun I headed over to Saltaire for the “Sir Titus Trot” organised by the Its Grim up North crowd.

The race started at 12 and by this time the sun had come out. The 10K was an out and back along the canal from Saltaire to just past the 5 locks at Bingley. The going along the tow path was surprisingly firm – but there were lots of puddles to splash through.

This was my second GRIM run. They mainly organise trail races , usually with the choice of several distances from 5K to Ultra with all abilities joining in. Low key and friendly there is always cake, chocolate and a bottle of beer to refuel with at the end.