Do you want more from life than being stuck behind a desk 9 till 5, and living for the weekends only? I want to experience life to the fullest; do something extraordinary with my rather ordinary life, and find something to be excited about every day.  It is probably no surprise that in my late twenties I discovered a real lifeline through endurance sports. Through running and the occasional obstacle race, I have not only been able to satisfy my hunger for adventure and excitement, and find an escape from the daily grind, but I have also developed a resilient mindset and gained more confidence in…

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It is exactly a week ago that I stared right into the eyes of my nemesis at the starting line of the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon. Scrolling back to 2015, exactly year ago, I had the most disastrous run to date, at this very same event. Instead of collecting the finishers’medal in 2015, I had to pull out after only a couple of km’s due to my ITB playing up, and limp back to the race village, leaving behind a group of friends who were also racing that day. I felt especially frustrated because at that time, I had barely just recovered from another injury, impacting…

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