As part of Double Impact’s birthday celebrations, the 20th Anniversary Spirit of Recovery Awards took place at Nottingham’s magnificent Park Plaza Hotel.
Where better to Rock ‘N’ Roll than at the Liverpool Half Marathon. With live music around every corner the miles seem to pass by a little quicker.
The Leeds Half Marathon was part of a huge weekend for the Charity as we celebrated its 20th Birthday on Friday.
One week on from Chester and it was time to hit the road again. The North Lincs Half Marathon would mark the halfway point of the challenge to complete 20 in a year.
Having never visited Chester and with a 9.00am start I decided to travel up the day before from Nottingham – and I am really glad I did. What a beautiful city Chester is to visit as well as run through.
I didn’t know what to expect from this one but did check that it wouldn’t just be running laps around the Thorpe Park attractions. The run did start and finish at the car park and service areas of Thorpe but then led the runners through 13 miles of the beautiful Surrey countryside.
This past Sunday saw the launch of a newly published book at Waterstones in Nottingham. Defining Moments: Stories from a Place of Recovery is an anthology of prose and poetry written by Double Impact beneficiaries and is the result of a creative writing project organised by the charity.
I always suspected that this would be a tough one in the middle of winter and it certainly was. The ‘Trot’ is renowned for its challenging hills and if you ever see it described as undulating, think again.
Double Impact are the chosen 2018 charity partner for Nottingham confectionary retailer, The Treat Kitchen, who will also be collaborating with Double Impact’s social enterprise Café Sobar on some upcoming events this year.
When this run was added to the 20 Half Marathon schedule, I imagined the usual very windy conditions that the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepoint in Nottingham can bring.
Before anyone starts to think of a romantic run around scenic Stratford-Upon-Avon, think again. Instead picture the historically significant Long Marston Airfield.
Known as the 'Scenic One', it has a reputation amongst runners for its hills and could be described as beautiful and brutal all in one sentence.