This is a header event 10 December

...A quick post to thank you all so much for your support, well wishes and very generous donations, I successfully completed the thelondon10k on the 25th of July, it was tough, but food for the soul.

We raised an extraordinary £1667 for freddiefarmerfoundation, and I couldn't have done it without you all. ⁣

I wanted to stop and walk at numerous occasions but the thought of letting ye all down spurred me on. One foot in front of the other old man!⁣

And here's the man himself Darby, our inspiration.⁣

A mighty day and a mighty cause, thank you all, you're mighty!⁣

Big love⁣

Paul x

#freddiefarmerfoundation #asicsldn10k #asicsrunning #asicslondon10k #charity #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpalsyawareness #physiotherapy #family #limelightsportsclub #justgiving

...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

...It was great to bump into some of the community along the way, who else made it down to compete on the day and how did you do? and most importantly, who is going to join us on the next! Let us know in the comments below!

#Footpatrol #TEAMFP #ASICS #ASICSRunning #ASICSSportstyle #ASICSLDN10K #UpliftingMinds

...Whether running for charity or going for that PB, it was great to see events like this back up and running and for #TEAMFP member __JTA and YourFriendlyRunners members, KristineOestergaard, knockoclock and jamie_rees, it was enjoyable to get the running shoes on and be a part of it.

#Footpatrol #TEAMFP #ASICS #ASICSRunning #ASICSSportstyle #ASICSLDN10K #UpliftingMinds

...My goal tomorrow…

Forget stopping the watch and go all out for a finish line photo! 🤣

Any requests!?

londonlandmarkshalf

...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

...Fair to say I enjoyed Sunday 😄

It was the first time I’ve actually ran a race knowing there wasn’t a chance for a PB. Rather than stress or run myself into the ground, I took my fitness level for what it was and just enjoyed the day. I chose a pace which I thought was challenging but achievable and stayed disciplined throughout. To get over the line in 38:03 whilst having that attitude is encouraging.

We go again this weekend londonlandmarkshalf 🏃🏻

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...Running reunion

It is was wonderful to do a major city public run again, with road closures, razzmatazz, big screens & en-route entertainment.

After all the lockdowns, the best bit was seeing people & meeting up with friends before hand. It was great to warm up with jerry_sun run.mcaskill

Even though this was not necessarily an all out PB attempt there were a few race day nerves, more around getting there in the right time slot per the COVID protocols, avoiding using the facilities etc - but all that was forgotten as soon I met friends & caught up.

I have just seen my Asics race day video, which is a fantastic bonus (thank you asicsrunning & limelightsportsclub for the great event too!! ) and even though I was putting in the effort, I think I look slow, jerry says I look relaxed, except of course in the last 400 metres where I sprint for the line nearly taking out two finishers (sorry!). What this does - it makes me hungry for more, especially as I know I had more in the tank on the day, but didn’t trust it.

The journey to my first marathon will be more mental than physical I suspect - so a lot of attention on mindset & alleviating self doubt is required.

Serendipity is one of lives pleasures - it was great to see seen_running & besmartgetfit on the road and bumping into ben_lynch LLP lost.in_transition & pawsomepetphotos

Training shifts to autumn half marathon training now - more to follow. Keep striving for your goals - keep believing!

#ASICSLDN10K #thelondon10k #londonasics10k #asicsfrontrunner #instarunners #londonrunners #asicsmetaspeedsky #instarun #runthroughuk #ukrunchat #muslimrunners #runnerslife #runnersofinsta #runnersofinstagram#ukrunning #thelondon10k #correr #courir #ランニング #달리기
#newbalancerunning#carbonplaterun #runnerscommunity #racing #raceday #asics10k #runlondon #lovetorace #pennyappeal #london10k

...🥇 ASICS LONDON 10K 🥇

Still buzzing after yesterday!!

It was a long day of work for me 😴 I slept for over 10 hours last night!! 🤯 that’s how much the day took it out of me!

I didn’t get to race it, in fact it was my slowest 10k at 1:56 🤣 that’s from all filming we had to do.

I loved seeing all my friends and asicsfrontrunner family around the course and can’t wait to put together my mini video of the day 🤓

I’ve just realised that katiepiper_ is in the background of this first photo 🤩

Because I didn’t race yesterday and had such an amazing nights sleep I managed a decent session set by purdue_performance 🏃🏼‍♀️ I’m now training towards the officialbighalf and I actually got my number today 🙌 woohooo!

Still not sure what time I’m going for…. Doubt a PB 🤨

Next question is:

WHO’S RUNNING THE LONDON officialbighalf IN AUGUST?!

Have a fab evening everyone!

#AsicsLDN10K #AsicsRunning #London #10k #London10K #Runner #Runners #Running #Run #RunLdn #RunLondon #ukrunchat #AsicsFrontRunner #Ukrunning #runchat #instarunners #igrunners #runtoinspire #runningmotivation #thebigHalf #runnersofinstagram #fitness #fitfam #runnergirl #fitnessgirl #thisgirlcan #runningcommunity #runnerscommunity

...It’s #MedalMonday ! What a weekend with the #ASICSFrontRunnerUK team supporting and cheering around the streets of #London at #ASICSLDN10k !
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It’s great to see racing and events back !
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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

...Great to get back to racing!

Biggest closed road city race since the first lockdown & what a great event!

It was so good to meet up with my boys jerry_sun & run.mcaskill before the race, vaporfly colourway spotting & chewing the fat while we tried to look like pros warming up in Green. Park. Rookie mistake - we spent so long there the coral we were supposed to be in filled right up.

This race was supposed to be a checkpoint on the way to my main objective of the year to run a strong half marathon in October. After the grueling experience of a virtual half in April - I resolved to make changes for the in-person RoyalParksHalf in October. My main weakness being speed endurance, I started working with amritpalghatora to help me so the thelondon10k came at the right time to focus on tempo & speedwork (continued in comments)

#ASICSLDN10K #thelondon10k #londonasics10k #asicsfrontrunner #instarunners #londonrunners #asicsmetaspeedsky #instarun #runthroughuk #ukrunchat #muslimrunners #runnerslife #runnersofinsta #runnersofinstagram#10kpb #thelondon10k #correr #courir #ランニング #달리기
#asicsrunning #carbonplaterun #runnerscommunity #london10k

...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 💃🧚🏻‍♀️💋💋

...Name a more iconic duo… we’ll wait 👯‍♀️

#ASICSLDN10K #LondonRunners #WeAreZOUMA #RunSustainable

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...LONDON ASICS 10K..!!! 🎉LOVED IT..!!! 🏃🏻‍♀️❤️🤍💙

Racing through London for me is the best of the best..!!!

I knew I wasn’t going all out today as I have been a bit off since the 💉 but this meant I could ease into it, soak it all in and make the most of every second..!! 🏃🏻‍♀️❤️🇬🇧

I was pleased to find I was feeling much more comfortable when running than I was yesterday, and even at 1:33 away from my PB - I was really happy with my effort..!

◀️ for a little vid of me around km7 coming up the Embankment 🤗🏃🏻‍♀️

I finished in 42:53, first 5k 21:28, second at 21:25 - a 3 second negative split..! 3 seconds still counts, right..?! 😂

The absolute cherry on the cake was meeting up with so many of my best.athletics teammates before, during and after the race - what an absolutely AWESOME group of runners these guys are..!! Thanks for the pizza after too..!! Feel so proud and so privileged to be a part of this crew..!! 💙🤍

Not to mention my absolute superstar coach justalilbester coming in 7th overall..!! SIMPLY AMAZING..!! 🤩🤩

BRING ON THE NEXT RACE TOGETHER GUYS..!!! 💙🤍🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻

LET’S GO..!!!! 💫

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#asics10k #asicsldn10k #10k #race #london #runlondon #loveit #couplesthatruntogether #londonrunning #medal #myrace #lovetorun #letsgo

...Sitting here on the train home bound after such a good weekend with my #ASICSFrontRunnerUK team mates.. After almost 18 months in the team, being able to finally meet face to face has just been amazing!
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Then we did #ASICSLDN10k where I paced / supported anyone wanting 55mins, my first time pacing but such a great experience and absolutely loved helping a couple hit PB’s !
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Can’t wait until the next meet up !
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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

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

...That was fun!

thelondon10k great route, live music, people cheering. Loved soaking up that race day atmosphere!

Happy to cross the line 38:03 (unofficial) 🏁

#asicsldn10k

...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

...Ring the PB bell! (565th/7924) maurten_official before, caffeinebullet at the start and 7km. Negative split (22:22+21:05) and loved it! 📷rameshrunsmarathons #asics10k #thelondon10k #AsicsLDN10k #BadBoyRunningClub

...London ASICS 10km, signed, sealed and delivered! This was London’s first major road race since the pandemic began and the atmosphere was simply fantastic. I’ve missed road racing so much so being able to compete today meant a lot to me!

#ldnasics10k #roadrunning #10km #femalefitness #womemsrunning #asics #femalerunnersofinstagram #london #asicsldn10k #thelondon10k thelondon10k

...First of three races on the streets of London over the next five weeks, and my first race in the capital since April 2006 when I completed my first marathon...105 days until I complete my next marathon in NYC - all for survivorsukcharity - see profile for my own survivor story
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#running #runnersofinstagram #runtheworld #run #runningmotivation #instarunner #instarun #instarunning #instarunners #instagay #gayfit #gayrunners #gayrunner #gayfitness #gayuk #ukrunchat #ukrunners #runuk #adpruntheworld #survivoruk #asicsldn10k #10k

...thelondon10k #FLATLAY 🏁

Let’s go racing, I wanna go racing with you, let’s go racing 🎵

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...Even on my 12th visit I’m still a tourist. Thank you London for this amazing weekend with my (inter)national running family. Also got myself a “little” souvenir 👟❤️💙🏃🏻‍♂️
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#london #towerbridge #tourist #photos #posing #casual #citytrip #ASICSLDN10K #run #runner #asicsfrontrunner #asicsfrontrunnernl

...Always be ready to surprise yourself! Loved this 10 kilometer race full of memories of friends and family. It gave me the energy to run an average speed of 15.9 km/h and made me finish in 37:46. So happy with this result. CHICAGO MARATHON, HERE I COME!! 🥰🏃🏻‍♂️🇬🇧
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#ASICSLDN10K #finisher #ad #asicsfrontrunner #asicsfrontrunnernl #london #londen #race #raceday #sunday #runner #runnersworld #rununited

...London, are you ready?! At least I am.. and I’m looking forward to my 10th visit! This Sunday I’m participating in the vitalitylondon10k, who else will be there? 🇬🇧⚡️🏃🏻‍♂️
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#running #citytrip #ad #runner #asicsfrontrunner #beatyesterday #garmin #garminnederland #imoveme #asicsfrontrunnernl #asicsldn10k #10km #race #sunday #raceday (📸: andyastfalck)