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Thoughts on home & identity – or how running helped me deal with the death of my mum

November 2015 I set myself a goal: run at least a mile every day. By 14th November, I developed a bit of a niggle in my left knee. I gave it a rest. A few days late I went for an ill-advised 11 mile run and the niggle turned into a buggered knee and a two-month hiatus from any real running.

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Chiltern Challenge Ultra – running 50k in memory of my mum

My mum passed away just days before my first ultra.

I fought with myself over whether I should still run it. There will be plenty of races in the future. You should be with your dad and brother, helping each other get through this.

But then, I remembered the last time I spoke to mum. I knew I had to go for it.

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Why I’m running 50k for my mum

My mum passed away suddenly on Tuesday.

My dad, my brother, my family, me… we’re in shock.

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