This is a header event 10 December

...Virtual ASICS 10K ✅ 🏃‍♂️

Due to an unexpected stint in Covid Jail, I was unable to participate in the thelondon10k two weeks ago.

As frustrating as it was, there was nothing that could be done but after speaking with stjohns_hospice we were determined not to let Covid get in the way so we decided we would do a Virtual 10K instead.

Far from my best but something to build on and looking forward to getting back into it.

As always, thank you for your support!

Road to the London Marathon:
10 Weeks to go ⏳🏁🏅

#asicsldn10k #virtual10k #london #running #runnersofinstagram #londonmarathon #londonmarathontraining #islington #arsenal #londonlife

...asics London 10k🏃

ロンドン最後の思い出にと、アシックスが主催するロンドン10kmマラソンに参加してきました!

暑い日差しの中でしんどかったですが、リージェントストリート、トラファルガー広場、ロンドン・アイ、ビッグベン、ウェストミンスター寺院などのロンドンの見所満載のコースでしたので、楽しく走り抜けることができました!

#イギリス #ロンドン #ロンドン生活 #ロンドン駐在 #アシックス #ランニング #ビッグベン #theuk #london #asics #asicsldn10k

...#asicsldn10k 2022, completed it mate 🙌🏼🏅

Injury aside, which meant this was a slow jog rather then a nice run…How flipping HOT was that tropical weather on Sunday 🤯

This was a tough one, but even though it was one of my slowest, it was definitely one of the most rewarding…heres hoping the first of returning to running after several months injured and struggling to walk. Im still a long way away from where i need and want to be, but this is progress.

S&C is now my friend.

Oh…and no one tell my physio yea.

*Swipe right to see me spotting a official photographer 😅

#running #run #runner #fitness #runners #training #instarunners #runningmotivation #runnersofinstagram #sport #motivation #workout #fit #instarun #garmin #runhappy #instarunner #adidas #runningboy #fitnessmotivation #adidasrunner #adidasrunners #TrainEatRepeat #impossibleisnothing #adidasrunnersldn

...Days like this makes my job so rewarding! 💙🤍
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Such incredible results from a lot of the runners I coach this past weekend. But this one deserves a special mention!
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a.culling came SECOND at the thelondon10k on Sunday! This is such a huge achievement! You should be dam proud of yourself because I am!
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In fact her parents woke up at 4:30AM to come support her. Was it worth it?? Hell ya!!
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I don’t want to waffle on too much and embarrass you in front of your friends 😉 but seriously anya what you have achieved this year already is insane! You’ve come so far in the last 2 years! And you’re only going one direction!
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I truly believe and we both know you’re capable of much more! The results will come BUT the number one rule is that you run for the love of running and enjoy it!
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Pressure free!
You have a winning attitude!
You really make my job easy! Thank you!
Let’s keep going.. and going.. and going!!
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I’ll be running londonmarathon with her and other teammates. Targeting a sub 2:38 🎯 vibes on vibes! Let’s gooooo!
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#SOPROUD #asicsLDN10k #Second #ukrunchat #runchat #instarunning #instarunners #runningmotivation #runnersofinstagram #adidasrunnersLDN #adidasrunners #LondonCaptain #scienceinsport #altitudecentre #noblepro #PureSports #africamarathons #versussocks #PureSports #runner #runningcoach #BestAthletics #Justalilbester

...thelondon10k - is a tale of two halves.

Firstly the ASICS 10km was an wonderful example of what the running community at its best. Crews coming together enjoining what we love. Supporting each other, amplifying each other, celebrating each other and representing our community.

The second part of this tale is about limelightsportsclub execution of the much loved event.

Firstly £50 plus £4 postage for the race number (yes really). No finisher T-shirt and just a medal (don’t let me start about the 💩medal design).

It was a really hot day. Really hot so you would expect the organisers would have plenty of water for the participates. Well the first water station was at 6.5km. I was particularly prayer for the second coming before I got there and drank 4 cups. The second water station was at 9km. Pure and utter madness. The remarkable thing about the goodie bag was that it was practically empty. An energy bar and a energy mix powder thingy.

I felt I have been ripped off. £50 for a 10km race - the London Marathon a global run event cost £49 and they event give you a T-shirt and awesome medal. £50 for 10km is simply prohibited to many people. Someone help me make sense.

I wish more people who attended would call out event providers for such failures and demand better. Especially those who advocate for greater participation from under represented communities. Instead of cheering leading, limelightsportsclub, we should be advocating that they do better.

Safe to say I won’t be attending any races organised by limelightsportsclub

#emancipatedruncrew
#blackmenrun #blkrunners #blackmenwithbeards #blackgirlsrun
#weareemancipated
#blackmentalhealth #makingspaceforus
#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #blackmentalhealth #london #limelightevents #limelightsportsclub #asics10k #asics #asicsldn10k #runnersworld #runninglife #happyrunner #runningheroes #runningmotivation #runninginspiration #londonrunning #londonrunners #medalmonday #justdoitsunday #grateful #gratitude #pride #runningcommunity

...Extremely proud of this girl yesterday ☺️

Scorching weather and a tricky course at the ASICS London 10k didn't stop activesumin getting a new 2 minutes+ PB!🏅

Personal achievements are pretty cool, but what's even cooler is seeing the people you love most around you absolutely smash their goals.

It was the first time I ever paced someone to a PB and I'm so glad I helped in some way.

Pictures at the start of the race and at the end!

thelondon10k limelight_sports limelightsportsclub #MedalMonday #AsicsLDN10k

...Finish Line Feels 🕺
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Is there anything that beats this feeling??!!
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Crossing the finish line, knowing that you gave it your ALL!
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Body begging you to slow down.
Head screaming at you to stop!
But you pushing through these limitations and fully emptying the tank!
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The harder you push, the sweeter it feels!
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Sometimes you’ll PB, sometimes you won’t!
Sometimes you’ll smash goals, sometimes you won’t!
But crossing the line knowing you gave it your ALL! Is all you can ask for!
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Quite possible one of my favourite pics ever!
📸 Thank you eighty4red thelondon10k
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#FinishLine #TankEmpty #HappyDays #asicsLDN10k #ukrunchat #runchat #instarunning #instarunners #runningmotivation #runnersofinstagram #adidasrunnersLDN #adidasrunners #LondonCaptain #scienceinsport #altitudecentre #noblepro #PureSports #africamarathons #versussocks #PureSports #runner #runningcoach #BestAthletics #Justalilbester

...Asics Pace Runner
#photobombing
#ascis10k
#asicsldn10k
#westminsterbridge
#iamjackironwilliams
#symsworld
#emancipatedruncrew
#runners
#community

...ASICS London 10k and it was hot, hot, hot! Great running the majority of it, on and off, with mojojojo780, who kept me on track, even though I had to walk on a couple of occasions as it was absolutely baking. Lovely meet up at the start, a quick chat at the water station with the Fordy volunteers and then a proper catch up in the pub afterwards.

The route was nice, quite a few out and backs and great entertainment, but think the two water stations could have done with being further spread apart. The only real downside was not getting a t.shirt. For such a high priced London race a protein bar in a tote bag just doesn’t cut it!

#asicsldn10k thelondon10k #asics #limelightsportsclub limelightsportsclub

...The struggle continues.. 🏃🏻🐢😬🥵🌞😎🥵🫣 #asicsldn10k #london #londonmybeautifulcity❤️ #heatwave #sunshine

...Supporting itsmattuk and the rest of #teamdyspraxia on Westminster Bridge today 👏🏻lovely to see everyone on the bridge and catch up in the park too 🌳
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#asicsldn10k #london10k

...So I did it! 2 years in a row, thelondon10k didn’t disappoint. Fab weather was of course plus, everything looked extra beautiful, and it was hot hot hot and sun was burning our skins!! Not complaining tho…we just enjoy whatever the summer in London offers.
Again thank you to the volunteers/staffs who made this happen and kept us safe, and big thanks to everyone cheered us up from the road side. Music was great too. See you again next year!!!!!
#running #10krun #london #londonlife #westminster #sunnyday #runningwhilesightseeing #beautifulcity #asics10klondon #asicsldn10k

...By the words of benedict.wahl, pain is temporary, but race photos are forever.

New 📏10k PB of ⏱️ 44:25. Overall 727 position out of 7,362.

Thank you to my biggest fan linaadask for always supporting me, specially today

#asicsldn10k #london10k #thelondon10k #asics #gofaster #runfaster #faster #runforestrun

...It was fantastic to achieve an unexpected Personal Best at the London Asics 10km today finishing in Chip time: 40:43, but in pretty hot conditions 🥵 This was 4 weeks since Osterley Park 10km, which was my first race in 2022 finishing in 44:00. Massive thanks to my coach sean.fontana fontanafituk for helping me achieve this and alexiasawdon with recovery sports massages which have both made a massive difference with my journey so far and especially with keeping me injury free! Fantastic atmosphere and support today from the crowd! Thank you! Next up The Big Half 🤞

Splits ➡️

I hope everyone's enjoying the sunshine 🌞

#asicslondon10km #asicsldn10k #pb #personalbest #10kmrun #raceday #10km #fitness #run #running #runner #runhappy #runningcommunity #runninggoals2022 #marathon #marathongoals #marathontaining  #fitnessjourney #runningmotivation #runninginspiration #trainhard #runningtraining #instarunners #instastravarunning #runnersofinstagram #garminrunning #stravarunning #asicsrunning

...How letting go of ego improved my running…

➡️ I listened to my body & took test days when I actually needed them, not just if the training plan said so

➡️ I ignored pace on easy runs and focused instead on effort and intention

➡️ I celebrated the small wins as I built up fitness again rather than just comparing to where I used to be

➡️ I sought out others to run with (even if I thought I was too slow for them) & joined a running club

➡️ I stopped racing workouts or runs that weren’t meant to be hard efforts. This meant I could put full energy into the workouts or races that were the goal for the week/month.

➡️ I relieved a lot of the pressure I put on myself and running and found so much joy in it again

Are you find yourself doing any of the above? I am still definitely a work in progress but I’m getting there!

Pic from Asics London 10k - love the free race pics, and LOVED running through London. #asicslondon10k #asicsldn10k #thelondon10k

...How I feel after yesterday’s triple day 😴
Tempo ✅
Intervals ✅
milo.clinic Rehab/S&C ✅

Thankfully today was a steady 10 mile recovery run (with the 🐕 of course)


#marathon #marathontraining #marathoner #running #runnersofinstagram #instarun #endurancetraining #endurancesports #fitnessmotivation #runningworld #lovetorun #womensrunningcommunity #longdistancerunning #halfmarathon #10km #ukrunchat #ukrunningbloggers #londonmarathon #competitive #resilience #asics #asicsrunningclub #asicsldn10k #asicslondon #asicsjapan #asicstokyofieg

...Last weens I had a great time running #ASICSLDN10k with my #ASICSFrontRunnerUK team mates !
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This week I’ve written all about it.. The link is in my bio.
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#asicsfrontrunner #asicsfrontrunneruk #london10k #10k #raceday #runlondon asicsfrontrunner #igrun #runig #magicspeed #TheLondon10k #xempopacing pauladdicott xempo garminuk garminfitness gonoblepro supersapiensinc #sundayrunday #runningcommunity premax.co

...Done 🏃🏼‍♀️🇬🇧

Fabulous day in London doing the thelondon10k such a great atmosphere and everyone was smiling, which just goes to prove exercise is good for your soul 💦💕

💁🏼‍♀️Definitely doing this again next year and would any of #lucyssquad want to join in and form a team 🤷🏼‍♀️

On a separate note we have a new workout coming tomorrow on my YouTube Channel- so see your there in the morning 🙅🏼‍♀️
Lucy 💃🧚🏻‍♀️💋💋

...London you were fabulous 😍
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#asicsfrontrunneruk #asicsfrontrunner #london10k #asicsldn10k #roadrunning #pacer #lovetorun #girlswhorun
📷 pete_stables

...Easy for for you to say... 😑 On Sundays, we race. 10k around London with alelbuth before heading off to Spa. Neither of us PB’d, but the feeling of validation when I overheard finishers complaining about the hills was real 😂

alelbuth 📸
#asicsLDN10k

...The one pair of running shoes and some #dholplayers :)). #london10k #asicsldn10k #asics10k #londonrun #trainers #first10k #london

...London 10KM ✔️ and it is so amazing to be back!

This week of running has felt great, I’ve ticked off all five of my runs and although I haven’t hit them all 100% as per plan- they have been GOOD ENOUGH. I don’t need perfection right now, as Amanda was talking about in her stories, I just need fine, fun and done! It all adds up towards my end goal.

And whilst today’s #thelondon10k is over 10 mins slower than last time I ran this race, it’s a great starting point for where I am right now. I’m excited to see where I can go from here, knowing that the effort was right and I loved every minute of today’s race!

Race bib gifted by asics #AsicsLDN10k

...It's good to be back...

I loved pacing the sub 50 #funbus with firerunnergeoff and Jon.

Lots of happy runners joining the #cheersquad and finishing in 49:49

Did you run today? How did you get on?

https://pickupthepacepaul.com/2021/07/25/asics-london-10k-2021/
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#asicslondon10k #asicsldn10k #limelightsports #llsportsclub #thelondon10k #10k #pacing #beatyesterday #ukrunchat #runner #massevents #letsdothis #eventsareback #loverunning #pacer #medalmonday

...🔥 PLANNING MY RACE CALENDAR 🔥

Day 5 of recovery and it seems to be getting better 🙃 I can now walk a little faster..... I say a little because it’s still taking me about 40 minutes to walk half a mile! 🐌 but I’m getting there and not pushing it.

Keeping myself busy with some writing, campaigns and PT client plans 🤓 so it’s not all bad. Although I am desperate to run right now 🥺 but I know I have to be patient (I have no patience!!!)

Now Boris has given us a green light and a lot of the spring races have new dates, I can finally plan some race 🥳

So far in my diary I have:

🏃🏼‍♀️ ASICS London 10k (July)
🏃🏼‍♀️ officialbighalf (August)
🏃🏼‍♀️ londonmarathon (October)
🏃🏼‍♀️ tokyomarathon (October)

Im also trying to organise my trail running holiday with gotrailmadeira that I won 🤩 hopefully August 🤞

What races do you have booked and are hopeful will go ahead?? Let me know!! 👇🏽

Have a great Tuesday evening everyone! ❤️

#AsicsFrontRunner #AsicsFrontrunnerUK #RaceCalender #RunningRace #RunnersofInstagram #Runner #LondonMarathon #TokyoMarathon #BigHalf #Running #Asics #AsicsEurope #TheBigHalf #Hernia #HerniaSurgery #Recovery #instarunners #Igrunners #Ukrunchat #Runsocial #runnerscommunity #runningcommunity #runningmotivation #TuesdayMotivation #Runnergirl #Fitnessgirl #PersonalTrainer #London #TowerofLondon #AsicsLdn10k

...Happy #medalmonday and a throwback to pacing the #ASICSLDN10k in July 🙌When I first started running coming in just under an hour for 10k would have been pushing me to my absolute limit, now I’m comfortable and brave enough to pace this distance. Pacing is brilliant fun, you get to celebrate the achievements of others, help bag lots of PBs and enjoy the atmosphere of a race. If you haven’t tried it I highly recommend giving it a go! 🏃🏽‍♀️
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No medal to show off this Monday as I’ve had a full weekend of furniture deliveries, embracing the ikea flatpack way of life and moving everything I own round in boxes. I’m finding moving home quite overwhelming, it’s very chaotic and with having decorators, tilers, deliveries coming and going, and then trying to train, work and relax on top. I decided to completely switch off this weekend, I deleted all the social media apps from my phone and had a complete detox to focus on our move and embrace the rollercoaster that is first time home ownership! It’s been bliss, thanks for the tip stephelswood ✌🏽
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One thing I’m looking forward to is hanging my medal collection! Anyone got any tips or inspiration?! 🏅
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#racebling #mondayrunday #womensrunning #asicsfrontrunneruk #asicsfrontrunner #womensrunningcommunity #runstagram #instarunner #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun