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A Volunteers Journey to Becoming 'A Runner' at the IAAF World Athletics Championships

A Volunteers Journey to Becoming 'A Runner' at the IAAF World Athletics Championships

Posted: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:44

From a young age I started running with my dad and joined the local running club; I have always loved sport especially Athletics. Running has shaped my life and experiences dramatically over the years; giving me some incredible highs and some heart breaking lows. It has honestly been quite the love affair...

Tags: Athletics, Bethebest, Coaching, England Athletics, IAAF World Athletics, London 2017, Londonisopen, Runner, Running, Seethebest, Sport, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, This Girl Can, Volunteer Journey, Volunteers, proud, teamBEDS&LUTON

This Girl Can 'ENCOURAGE' Others to Run London Marathon too!

This Girl Can 'ENCOURAGE' Others to Run London Marathon too!

Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017 12:43

Where to start … What a day, What a weekend, What an experience! Steve and I collected our numbers from the Expo Friday afternoon, enjoying the atmosphere and of course buying some of the London marathon kit. Following on with a slap up meal at a lovely Italian restaurant not far from the Excel....

Tags: Aragon Housing Associatio, Charity, Coaching, Community Funding, Encourage, Goals, Golden Bond Place, Heads Together, Justgiving, London Marathon, London Marathon Ballot, Marathon Training, Reason to Run, Running, Sports Funding, Sub 4 hours, This Girl Can, teamBEDS&LUTON

It is nearly time.......4 days to go!

It is nearly time.......4 days to go!

Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:57

As a sit here pondering at the thought of running 26.2 miles I told myself on Sunday whilst I was completing my last long-ish run around Stewartby Lake and Marston Vale that now was the time to be confident, be sensible and relax. However, with just 4 days to go I am feeling anything but the above. We...

Tags: Coaching, Justgiving, London Marathon, Reason to Run, Runners, Running, Sponsorme, Sport Bedfordshire, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, VLM2017, teamBEDS&LUTON

Time to Taper!

Time to Taper!

Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:59

After months and months of training and covering 465 miles to date the final 20 mile long run was completed on Sunday at Oakley. I had the pleasure of being kept company by the Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers Running Club Chairman, Paul Owen who also kept me true to my plan so I could finish the last 4...

Tags: Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers, Coaching, Justgiving, Luton Sports Funding, Marathon, Reach, Running, Sponsorme, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, This Girl Can Run, Virgin London Marathon, teamBEDS&LUTON

This Girl Can Run 20 Miles......Just!

This Girl Can Run 20 Miles......Just!

Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00

Last weekend was the first 20 mile training run on the dreaded London Marathon schedule. Steve and I made the long journey to Bramley leaving the house on Sunday at 8 am to make sure we got there in plenty of time for the race to start at 10.30 am. We had both completed this race last year so knew what...

Tags: Coaching, Just Giving, London Marathon, Luton Sports Funding, Marathon Training, Running, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, teamBEDS&LUTON

This Girl Can Run a Marathon Again or So She Thinks!

This Girl Can Run a Marathon Again or So She Thinks!

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:00

I spent most of last year complaining about training for a marathon and how tired I was so when the opportunity arose this year to apply for a Golden Bond charity place for London Marathon I thought why not...I always liked a challenge. I was so pleased to be accepted especially as I am running for a...

Tags: Asics front runner, Bedford, Free Fitness Classes, Luton, Luton Sports Funding, Marathon training plan, Sport Bedfordshire, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, Women Only Fitness, femalerunner, girlswhorun, gosponsorher, justgiving, news, running, sponsorship, teamBEDS&LUTON