Category Archives: Beginners/Improvers

Wycombe 10k

Wycombe 10k – 12th July 2016

by April Meadows

My goal and admittedly slightly dreaded event since I began running in March was 10km,so when the unexpected opportunity arose to join Kate in the Wycombe 10km it was with trepidation that I agreed!

I had never reached the 10km mark previously, 8.5km at best with the Tuesday beginners group but with support from Kate I decided to challenge myself and see what I was capable of.

Sunday morning we set off and arrived at the new route for the race which would see those competing get a hero’s welcome when finishing inside the Wycombe Wanderers stadium. read more

All Girls Together for the Chicks Chase

by April Meadows
Wednesday 20th April 2016

As Wednesday evening dawned the nerves began to kick in as I prepared to meet my fellow runners (Kate, Susan, Kathleen and Modupe) for my first ever Chicks Chase race.

Pre race nerves are a constant companion at present but after 7 weeks of beginner’s sessions with Kate and solo runs my confidence has grown beyond belief.

As a newbie you are told constantly of the solidarity and sportsmanship between runners new and old, you take this as the cynical newbie who doesn’t dare dream of running 5km comfortably with the proverbial pinch of salt. How wrong I was…. read more