I chose to run the Grand Union Canal Half marathon as my third race this year, to help me get another step closer to achieving my ultimate goal of running 12 half marathons in 12 months. I was really upset last November when I could not run this race due to a knee injury (patellofemoral syndrome, if you are itching to know), therefore I got very excited when Purple Patch Running put on a special spring date to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of this race. I was certainly among the first runners out of about 300 to sign up. Another…

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They recorded the hottest temperatures in the UK this weekend. What is a better way to take advantage of the Great British Summer being in full swing than visiting a beautiful nature reserve? …I mean, run 13.1 miles around it? Burnham Beeches in Farnham Common is one of the most picturesque ancient woodlands of Britain and is only about 25 minutes drive from me. The Nature Reserve is famous for its beech and oak pollards, many of which are more than 400 years old. The woodland is rich in wildlife – more than sixty of the species of plants and animals here are…

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