I have set myself the challenge to complete 12 half marathons in 12 months. I ticked off my first one last month, at Hampton Court, and I was really looking forward to my next one in March. The Ridge Off Roader Half Marathon is a new race in my area, which was organised by a local primary school to raise funds for their charity, the Bledlow Ridge School Association. This race turned out to be a slightly different kind of beast to tackle in every respect, as you will soon find out! Let me just say it upfront that this…

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Last Sunday Simon and I participated in a local running competition called Rugged Radnage, which was organised in one of the nearby villages. I signed up to fill the hole that was left after completing the iconic Marlow half marathon and to make use of the last few days of the running season this year. This year’s competition was only the 2nd one in the village’s history and was featured in our local newspaper as well. I have to say we have been very lucky so far with the weather and this is not something I can often say here…

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