Lily’s running blog | Running with her heart not just her legs…

First XC of the season!

Lily's first XC of the season was on Saturday 14th October in Oxford at the Chiltern League. In a field of over 90 u13 girls, Lily made a good start chasing her team mate, Ants to get a quick get away and left the main field in a good strong position. She...

National Road Relays at Sutton Park, Birmingham

Team A: Lily, Mia, Ants After winning the Southern Road Relays 2 weeks ago at Crystal Palace, the club entered the u13 teams into the National Road Relays at the very last minute. After a 2 hour drive and a long queue to get into Sutton Park, the girls...

Road Relay WINNERS!

South of England Athletics Association (SEAA) Road Relay Championships at Crystal Palace. In the u13 girls category there were 49 other teams running. Lily ran the first leg and despite the challenging start on a narrow start line with girls being told off...

Recognition at School

It was the Parmiter's School PE Awards and Review evening yesterday; 2 hours celebrating the sporting achievements of the year. Lily and her friend Lily (yes, 2 Lily's!) were asked to read the review for year 7 girls which was really nice. Lily was...

Open Meets Madness!

A couple of weeks ago Lily took part in her first "Open Meet". Basically it's a crazy event that anyone can enter as long as you run for a club and have an England Athletics Number. Athletes from near and far meet and compete with people at their level...

A busy athletics season!

This is Lily's first proper athletics season and it's been CRAZY and I decided to revamp her blog so lots missing but all events and results available on Power of 10 or on her Races and Results page. One of her main highlights has been running at Sports...

Schools County League (u14)

6 consecutive weeks of County League Athletics for Parmiter's... that should keep Lily busy! Mainly down to do the U14G 1500m but also the odd 4x100! Well done girls in winning the 4x100 today... brilliant race!

London Mini Marathon…. WOW!

Wow wow wow...what an experience! Well done Lily. 3 miles from Old Billingsgate Market, down the Embankment, past Buckingham Palace and finishing down the Mall. Lily ran like the wind and came a brilliant 29th in her age group and got a medal to be proud...

Our First Park Run – St Albans

www.parkrun.org.uk/stalbans Lily has wanted to do the Park Run #277 for ages so we finally got round to taking her (she's taking a break from her Saturday morning Chinese school). I thought since I was driving her up to Verulamium Park, I may as well do it... it's...

Last XC of the season – National Schools XC

Lily's last race of her first XC season up in Loughborough, Preswold Hall. Great result coming 12th and the team coming FIRST! Gold Medal winners... the fastest Year 7 girls team in the...

Lufbra Inter-Counties Champs

Another early start on Saturday 11th March 2017... this time to Prestwold Hall in Loughborough. Lily qualified for this race back in January at the Herts County Champs at Hertford Heath where she came second. This race was against other girls in her age group (year...

Social-run-Sundays…

I'm not a runner so not sure if I can put social and run in the same sentence but Lily loves the social run on Sundays. It's basically an all inclusive social-paced run that happens every week for anyone... parent's, siblings, dogs, etc. I did go once (and was very...

Saucony English National Cross Country at Wollaton Park

Saturday 26th February 2017 - Saucony English National Cross Country at Wollaton Park in Nottingham (u13G @ 12:15) Turns out to be a huge race... a bigger and muddier event that we expected! Lily went on the coach with the St Albans Athletics Club team and we waited...

The last race in her first Chiltern League

A snowy day at the lovely Campbell Park, Milton Keynes (must come back for a day out in the summer!) for the last match of the season. Even though she couldn't feel her feet as her toes were frozen she ran well and came in 5th (just overtaken a few metres before the...

Herts School Championships

Herts School Champs @ Verulamium Park in St Albans. Lily's run this race 3 times; twice for Garden Fields School and this year for Parmiter's, Year 7. The last two years have been really muddy but the sun was out this year! The girls set off pretty fast and Lily was...

Parliament Hill

South of England Champs @ Parliament Hill; the home of English Cross Country. Proper hills, lovely views over London! Lily finishes 39 out of 285. Movie of the Girls u13 race Lily gets a little mention in the local paper; Herts...

Welcome to Lily’s blog

So I finally got round to creating Lily's running blog; something I've been meaning to do for months. How can I design and build websites all day long without doing one for my children? Oh, she doesn't know I'm doing it but I'm sure she will thank me when she is old...