Monday, 29 September 2014

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen...

...Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men, Feared by the bad, loved by the good, Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood!

Please excuse the little outburst there but I couldn't resist! Yesterday I completed the Robin Hood half marathon in Nottingham for the second time, woop! A lot has happened in the past two years (good and bad) and I'd be lying if I said I didn't find the second time a little tougher than the first. Nevertheless it was still a fantastical day and the kind words, positive vibes and amazing support I had from friends and family got me through, along with the cheers and smiles from the amazing crowd on the day.

It was a lovely sunny morning and although I was super nervous about taking on the challenge of running 13.1 miles again I still managed a smile and little happy dance for the camera...

Although my pace is slow and steady, I managed to make it all the way round only having to slow down to walk a couple of times to drink - I learnt last time that I can't drink Lucozade and run at the same time without ending up a sticky mess! Maybe something I should work on!

I think my total time was 2hours and 36 minutes and as good as it felt to finish I can't tell you how good it felt during the run when complete strangers smiled and cheered my name as I ran past. Those smiles and cheers are like magic and give you such a boost when you're feeling slow and achey, it's amazing! That is what got me round, I'm certain of it and I can't thank everyone enough - the supporters, my friends and family and of course everyone who has sponsored me! 

If you would like to read a bit more about the charities I'm running for or would like to donate you can pop over to any of my justgiving pages to find out how. It means the world to me and my family to know that people are out there and want to support such great causes so a massive heart felt thank you to all how have given their pennies and support already.


  1. That was me cheering you on around the 11th mile :) I ran it in 2007 in exactly the same time as you! I'm full of admiration for every single runner on the course, whether you finish or not I know you've probably been through hell just to get to the startline!!! Massive well done :)

  2. Oh my goodness Katherine, I can't thank you enough :) There are so many amazing people running aren't there and the crowd are just incredible. Thank you again and a very belated high five for your run back in 2007 ;) xx