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Hayley's Halfs

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Over the course of 2016/2017, Hayley McNicholas (handicap 21.8) has set herself the 'Hayley's Halfs' challenge, where she is aiming to run in all of the  the major cities in the UK, in aid of the Claire House Children's Hospice. We caught up with her to hear about her aims and motivation and this is what she said:

London Fever!

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We're about to start week 5 of the runbritain marathon training programmes and there are 12 weeks to go until 36,000 runners get together on Blackheath to set off on that 26.2 mile journey. I have been watching and listening to those at my club who are resolutely following their programmes, logging the miles in their diaries and, in general, loving every minute of it. London fever has hit the group as they run together, compare notes and tick off the key sessions and races during their build up. I'm jealous! For many years my running focused around the London Marathon and so January to April was all about preparing for that one day and those 42 kilometres. On a trip down memory lane I dug out my old training diaries.

How was your Christmas Day run?

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My Christmas Day run was one of the best of the whole year. For a start, the weather was positively balmy. (I'm so glad that I got out when I did as it's raining cats and dogs now!)