Races and PBs

Official current personal bests:

1 mile: 6:12

5K: 19:40

5 miles: 33:43

10K: 41:40

10 miles: 1:13:23

Half marathon: 1:31:06

Marathon: 3:16:28

Race Recaps:


London Marathon (3:47:59; ill)

Romsey Beer Race (34.29) 4th female

Big Pilgrimage (3:50:08) 1st female, 2nd overall

Isle of Wight Marathon (3.28.07) 1st female, 12th overall


Southampton Marathon (3:30:08)

New Forest Marathon (3:24:37)

Portsmouth Coastal (3.17.37)

2021 (pregnant/had Isaac):

Portsmouth Coastal (4:13:19; running with a friend)

2020 (COVID/pregnant):

Goodwood Marathon (3:33:44)


Carsington Half Marathon (1:42:41)

Barcelona Marathon (3:31:45)

Eastleigh 10k (47:18)

Manchester Marathon (3:23:04)

Southampton Half Marathon (1:35:44)

Manchester 10k  (PB! 41:40)

Romsey Beer Race (33:46)

Bournemouth Half Marathon (1:45:58)

Chicago Marathon (3:44:35) Six Star Finisher!


Dubai Marathon (3:39:58)

Ironbridge Half Marathon (1:40:19; part of a 20 mile run)

Brighton Marathon (PB! 3:16:28; 31st female)

Revenge of the Fifth Half Marathon (2:03:46; 2nd female)

5 Mile Beer Race (3:16:28)

Jersey Half Marathon (PB! 1:31:06; 2nd female)

South Coast Half Marathon (1:48:05; 3rd female)

Hatfield Half Marathon (1:48:24)

New Forest 10k (46:08; 7th female)

Goodwood Marathon (3:26:53; 1st female)

Clarendon Marathon Relay

Great South Run (1:21:06)

New York Marathon (3:21:29)

Gosport Half Marathon (1:36:10)

Portsmouth Coastal Marathon (3:25:35)


Stubbington 10k (46:26)

Tokyo Marathon (3:41:02)

Brighton 10k (45:27)

London Marathon (3:34:01)

SimplyHealth Great Newham London 10k (43:13)

Why Not Run lapped event

New Forest Marathon (4:10:46; pacing friend)

Bournemouth Marathon (3:32:45)

Great South Run (1:13:23)

Gosport Half Marathon (1:46:40; pacing a friend)

Victory 5 (40:09; part of a long run)

Portsmouth Coastal Marathon (3:45:36)


Cardiff Half Marathon (1:42:55; part of an 18 mile training run)

Weymouth Half Marathon (1:36:35; 9th female)

Heartbreaker Half Marathon (1:44:37; part of an 18 mile training run)

Boston Marathon (3:38:46)

Alton 10 miles (1:20:20; HOT)

Reigate Half Marathon (1:37:45)

Chester Marathon (3:28:22; 13th in age cat., 34th female)


Southampton Half Marathon (1:54:58; part of an 18.5 mile training run)

Hackney Half Marathon (1:34:30)

Netley 10k (47:41; part of an 18.5 mile training run)

5 Mile Beer Race (33:43; first female)

Liverpool Rock and Roll Marathon (3:24:06; 17th female; 2 in age category)

Lordshill 10k (42:50; 7th female)

Stansted Slog Half Marathon (1:44:20; 2nd female)

Bath Two Tunnels Half Marathon (1:56:11; pacing)

Cheddar Gorge Marathon (4:40:12 but started 10 minutes late and not chip-timed; 3rd female; very hilly)

Bournemouth Marathon (4:11:19; injured and had to walk the last two miles)


Brighton Half Marathon (1:49:01; used as a training run)

Reading Half Marathon (1:39:35)

Paris Marathon (3:41:18)

North Dorset Relay Marathon (6.8miles: 48:53)

Aton 10 miles (1:17:38; pacing Ben)

Netley 10k (44:04)

5 Mile Beer Race (3rd female; 35:50)

Stansted Slog Half Marathon (1:53:09; fifth female, off-road hilly)

Berlin Marathon (3:36:26)


Reading Half Marathon (1:41:19)

Marwell 10k (43:34)

Moors Valley 10k (1st female, 43:06 but the course was short)

Foxbury 10k (1st female, 45:47)

5 Mile Beer Race (2nd female, 34:21)

D Day 10k (43:16)

Alresford Rotary Club 10k (53:25, pacing)

New Forest 10 (1:18:30; HOT)

The National Lottery Olympic 5 Mile (35:16)

Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon (first female, 1:58:42; trails and hills)

Bristol Half Marathon (1:36:10)

Solent Half Marathon (1:40:34)

Great South Run (1:15:13)

8 Replies to “Races and PBs”

  1. Hi Anna, your blog is a good read I am feeling the need to give you some positive feedback, I am a running crazed nutcase these days, I play Piano and Guitar and I like digital painting and am an F1 fanatic and love sim-racing online BUT running has trumped everything!!
    I am 44 I have a lovely family and am in great health and I am determined to get under 20 mins for a 5k and into the 1hr30’s for a half. Weirdly I have a small niggly hamstring injury of which I am still able to run on and I am suffering immensely with hay fever as I have done for 40 years so I share your frustrations there! The heat has made me lethargic but I am still training through it and making sure my iron levels are nice and high. By the way I was reading that women athletes suffer badly with their iron levels due to a lower absorption rate and some more obvious reasons.
    As you can imagine reading your blog and seeing your posts on Instagram will obviously be of interest to me.
    I just thought I’d give you a good will message of encouragement just to say well done and yes this blog is more than well worth doing. In fact how about a youtube channel? How about some Vlogging?? Now that would be fantastic.

    1. Hi just seen this sorry!
      Running is the best isn’t it? Hehe. And nice goals to have – super speedy.
      Thank you so much for your lovely message and thanks for reading 🙂 Hamstring niggles suck!!! Hope yours improves.
      Nooo I couldn’t vlog. I’d sound like a right twit!!
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