Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Brighton Marathon 2012

Full write up & photos when i have regained my energy, sorted out all the jobs that haven't been done over the last week & get organised!!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Another couple of prizes :)

How would you fancy the chance to win a £10 voucher from Sainsburys?  Or a £20 Voucher from Lola Be - a lovely little boutique shop in Florence Walk, Bishops Stortford.

All you have to do is Sponsor me - there's only 4 days now until i run the Brighton Marathon!

Not sure it will be as sunny as last year.....

please, no hail like i drove through today!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

More Prizes! (and other photos)

(Dilbert the Dinosaur not included)
A 2 beautiful handmade felt brooches (other colours available) from The Delightful Dinosaur Company

A Pair of Large Body Pump Gloves (good luck balloon in the background not included - but it's lasted well - still going after 5 weeks!)

and £10 voucher from HACS (Horse & Country Store) in Little Hallingbury.

Remember that ice bath? It wasn't just cold water - there really was ice in it too! see?

 Have you seen this car?  All the details of prizes will be in the back window when i'm parked up ( i need to update the list tonight when i get home, got to get to the gym now!)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

11 Days to go

Hello again!
Well there are only 11 days to go so i thought i’d give you all an update, with a few new exciting details too.
At the time of writing i have raised £1,134.86  although i have various paper sponsor forms floating around both Bishops Stortford town and also with friends & fellow RDA volunteers (and their families).  So hopefully i will be able to give you an even more wonderful update a few weeks after my run.
Thank you very much to all of you who have sponsored me so far and as an extra thank you, everyone who sponsors me will be entered into a prize draw.  So far i have 7 vouchers from local businesses (Mayfield Farm Bakery, The Signature Spa, Manefaire, Churchgate Sausage Shop & Jo Smith Hair Design)  All the details and links to the businesses can be found on the blog here
If you haven’t sponsored me yet,  I would be very grateful if you could – not matter how big or small the donation, every £1 helps.
And of course the all important donation website  if you would prefer not to donate online, drop me a line & i can always add you to one of my paper forms.
I’m hoping this forecast snow doesn’t hang around & that in 11 days there are blue skies like last year.
Have a lovely Easter,

Monday, 2 April 2012

Prize Draw

Have you seen the list of prizes from local businesses so far??!! If you sponsor me you could be in with a chance to win one of them!!

  • £10 voucher from Mayfield Farm Bakery, Old Harlow in Essex
  • £10 voucher from Manefaire, Bishops Stortford in Herts
  • £10 voucher from the Churchgate Sausage Shop, Old Harlow in Essex
  • Wash & Blow Dry Voucher from Jo Smith Hair Design, Sheering in Essex
  • Massage Voucher from Jo Smith Hair Design, Sheering in Essex
  • Spray Tan Voucher from Jo Smith Hair Design, Sheering in Essex
  • £25 voucher from The Signature Spa near Little Hallingbury
Keep you eyes on the bambers green RDA facebook page & on the Prizes page (top right of the blog home page)  

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Hill Run

Since the new job time has been very tight, not only for blogging but also running & training too.  Although the job is part time from lunch time until early evening, i still have college & RDA 3 mornings a week.  So when we headed to Sussex for our monthly visit to the grandparents, i decided it was the perfect opportunity to have a run along the seafront & back home to Nan's.  However what i hadn't thought about was it was the Sport Relief weekend and Brighton was holding it's runs along the seafront that sunday.  So as i wasn't going to be able to complete the distance i wanted to due to a lack of time, i decided on a hill run instead.

Anyone who has completed the London the Brighton Bike Ride will know there is a particularly challenging hill towards the end of the route & we drive this hill almost every time we visit my Grandparents.  I knew that the cylists found it tough, so i'm not sure why i thought it was a good idea!  But i completed it neverthless & the rest of the route back to nan's for an ice bath.

I'll let the pictures & graphics do the talking.  i took my camera with me, as it was a lovely day & i thought the views would be lovely from the top.

I need to get to the top of that hill!

View from half way up - slowing down to get my heart rate down from 185!!

the top! looking east.

carrying on heading towards Brighton (looking south)

Getting closer

got another little hill yet....

climbing again

downhill into town from now - Yay!

looking down into Brighton

route map and summary from my Garmin. Amazed at my average pace again! and scared by my max heart rate.

Green in the elevation - 1.5 miles in distance but 500ft up at the start!
Heart rate in red - explains why i felt my heart was going to jump through my chest at one point! The dip at 16:40 is where i reached the top and paused for a photo, i though a break was sensible given what i'd just put my heart through!
Google street view doesn't really do this hill justice ;)