Category Archives: Dyspraxia

I ran the Great North Run! A whole 13.1 miles for Gateshead Youth Council!

I DID IT! I ACTUALLY RAN A HALF MARATHON! I said I would run the Great North Run, I fundraised for Gateshead Youth Council. And I bloody went and ran a whole half marathon. It has taken a little while … Continue reading

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One week to go until the Great North Run!! Thank you all so so much!

It’s a week to go. An actual whole week until I run 13.1 miles through the streets of Newcastle and Gateshead. I’ve raised so far £780 for Gateshead Youth Council so far which is fabulous. I’ve upped my target to … Continue reading

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Two weeks to go until the Great North Run!! On reaching a half marathon in training milestone & running my way out of a pandemic (I really have done that…)

The countdown has really begun, in two weeks time I will be pounding the streets of Newcastle and Gateshead, alongside 60,000 other runners hoping to have a jolly time and to raise as much as possible for lovely charities. In … Continue reading

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Three weeks to go! The Great North Run is very real now…

I haven’t written about running for a while here, because running is tough. Very very tough. My race number arrived this week making it feel even more real. To mark being at the three weeks to go mark, I’ve made … Continue reading

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When everything feels awful, until running reminds you it isn’t: on conquering 10.5 miles Great North Run training…

I haven’t written, or even ran as much as I’d like recently. I don’t know why I thought I’d keep up with writing weekly running blog posts, on top of working full time, when for half of my job I’m … Continue reading

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I ran 8 miles! Why I run: Week 12 & 13 Great North Run training…

I’m writing this after hearing the announcement today on the 40th anniversary of the first Great North Run, that the Great North Run 2021 will go ahead in September. I am excited and scared and all of the emotions you … Continue reading

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Advice to my younger neurodivergent self following graduation

This week has been poignant in many ways, one of them being my little sister, who’s a decade younger than me, and many of her friends, acing their degrees. And in a pandemic of all times. She isn’t neurodivergent, but … Continue reading

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Running my way out of a pandemic: Great North Run training weeks 8 and 9

Week 8 and 9 hurrah! I’ve combined week 8 and 9’s posts because life has got busy, working full time is beginning to take its toll, and I keep finding out the hard way that I need to learn to … Continue reading

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Running my way out of a pandemic: Great North Run training week 5. (Running in the rain, getting lost, coming last…)

This week started off feeling very much not like spring, we had about all of the seasons possible, and most of them are weather you’d rather avoid running in. Not decide to go out in it by choice. we had … Continue reading

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Running my way out of a pandemic: Great North Run training week 4. (mostly featuring periods, runners on mass and new trainers…)

It’s week 4 already! I have no idea how I’ve got through a whole month of constant running as we emerge from this pandemic, yet here we are. A bit like how we’re all wondering how the hell life as … Continue reading

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