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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival 2019

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Another 10k done and dusted #castlerunningfestival

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Just been ask if Iโ€™m still on cloud 9… YES. YES I AM. . Todayโ€™s race plan was โ€˜go hardโ€™. I should have known that Hillsborough was going to be hilly but oh my god that was brutal๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ . At mile 2 I felt sore and thought wow how am I going to be able to keep up this pace. Each mile marker seemed to be short (or different to my watch), the hills kept coming and coming. You were just about down the other side and there was another. Iโ€™ve never been able to keep pace on hills before. I ran 7 miles with a lovely guy Alistair who I could say un-officially paced me. I told him โ€˜do not leave meโ€™. He never did! What a guy๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ At mile 10 my watch just decided to pack it on- gps was wrong miles were quick and slow, long and short and the pace was ALL OVER THE PLACE. I kept pushing. . On one of the hilliest routes Iโ€™ve ever ran I took almost 8 minutes off my half PB. Train smart, train hard and trust the plan. It works. Letโ€™s see what Amsterdam has to offer~ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅฐ . #run #runnersofinstagram #runthrough #halfmarathon #runthroughuk #pb #marathontraining #marathonplan #runhappy #runhard #thisgirlcan

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Happy medal Monday! Loved this run. Great scenary. Great mixed terrain, some… actually many short steep hills and my merrell minimalist shoes were amazing to run it. I ran happy yesterday and got myself a wee PB. Learned a few things too, I stay in my slow start too long and I broke too early so something to work on. biggest thing I learned is to run happy your mood affects your run…hence the jump just getting into the fun vibe, well it worked for me ๐Ÿ™ƒ loved the freebies ๐Ÿ˜‹ thanks @phoenixgas #castlefestival #hillsbouroughcastle #hillsboroughrunningfestival #runthroughuk #letsdothis #10k #runhappy #smilesformiles #barefootrunning #instagramrunners #instarunners #instarun #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runningshoes #runnorthernireland #runnerslife #runnershigh #runnersworld #medalmonday

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The Pausers are back!! …๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธโธโธ.. We've both had a serious bout of 'Brain Fug' ๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿฅด& 'Writers Block' ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“…. coupled with the usual lemons life throws at you. We did try to make lemonade, but sliced them instead & put them in our Gin ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.. Only joking ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰… we're trying hard to improve our nutritional 'stuff' for hormonal balance (a great night listening to Jane @vital.nutrition on Wednesday night had us armed with Linwoods Milled Organic Flaxseed by Thursday…. more on that next week ladies ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ) โธโธ But today we visited the Queen…. well her NI residence ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚, #HistoricRoyalPalaces Hillsborough Castle & Gardens. We were running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ the Half Marathon distance ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…in the brilliantly organised #CastleRunningFestival โธโธ In the words of our favourite @BallymenaRunners athlete George Buckley it was a wee "Uppey, Downey" course & we all felt the strong winds too!! George also needed one of those "Foily Blanket Thinghys" at the finish ๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿฅด… but he was grand ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ Ballymena men are made of strong stuff….. bit like we Pausers ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ โธโธ We used the race as an alternative to our usual Long Sunday run. ๐Ÿ‘‰Rosi: 2:07 ish ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘‰Heather: 1:52 ish ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ #belfasthalfmarathon training Week 7 finished… lower mileage Week 8 here we come ๐Ÿ‘Œ (although 1 Pauser will be training in the ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰)

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No PB but I'm still smiling ๐Ÿ˜ . I wont lie when i first booked this I wanted under the 1.47.๐Ÿ™ˆ I trained hard for this, missing no #speedwork , hitting all the #hills possible and was consistant with my training (well as much as a mummy ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆcan be!)and i feel that im fittest iv ever been before and after kids๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿคฑ but the course just got the better of me!๐Ÿ˜” . I suppose the clue is in the name #Hillsborough so u can only imagine but i managed to complete a very tough route which was part trail (u all no i dont race trail, its just for enjoyment ๐Ÿคฃ) and the miles on the road was an out & back of ups and downs, in 1hour 51mins!!๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ . Today just wasnt the day and thats ok!! Last week i got myself so annoyed over silly timesโฑ that i promised myself ,no matter what the outcome today, i was going to be pleased to have finished and so i am!!๐Ÿ˜Š . I was reminded today, im a mummy with 2 young kids under 3 and i still managed complete my 3rd half marathon in less than a year and all of them under 2 hours so yes im happy, infact im more than happy, im very proud myself!!#theresnothinglikeabitofselfpraise #selfpraise #proudofme #runningmummyni #runningmummy #runningmum #runni #runningcommunity #247running #womansrunningcommunity #thismumcan #thisgirlcan #halfmarathon #13.1miles #Hillsboroughhalf #hillsboroughcastlehalfmarathon #castlerunningfestival #runthroughuk #runthroughevents

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