Hayley Carruthers Amazed at her Success at the British Athletic Championships

Hayley said “Watching yesterday’s race back, it doesn’t seem real to be given the opportunity to run with the best British 5,000 metre runners on home turf but THEN to come in the top 10 (and laughing with you, see above).”

After coming 9th modest Hayley joked by saying “not bad for a marathon runner.”

She is a local athlete who runs for Birchfield Harriers and is coached by Dan Robinson and takes Sports Psychology advice from Prof. Andy Lane at Wolverhampton University where she works full-time.

Hayley was supported yesterday by family (below is her sister) and friends

Hayley has a very balanced approach to running. She runs and has volunteered at parkruns and said “I’ve even roped my Dad into volunteering. Hayley has also inspired her sister to start running.

Hayley has been very active in supporting several charities including a Children’s Hospice and PROUD.

Hayley has been running for only around 3 years. You may remember Hayley from the Virgin London Marathon in April. Good Luck Hayley for your future races.

Runs are more enjoyable with Aeropex Headphones.

I can only say these headphones are amazing. They are easy to charge, download must so easy, fantastic sound quality. This is the second pair of wireless headphones I’ve owned but these ones are such an improve from my last ones. They have a 8 hour playing time which is great. I also found it funny in the gym when I left my phone on the treadmill and went to do my sit ups about 20 metres away and the sound was still perfect.

All the colours look great but I like black, so mine is black.

I was excited when these came through the post and couldn’t wait to use them. I’m not good with anything technical so I was also thinking this is going to take a while to learn to charge the headphones, download music, sync headphones etc., but it couldn’t of been easier to set up, charging the battery was quick, turning it on off was easy and working the Bluetooth was fine. They are 100% waterproof but are designed for the outdoors. I’ve found it does make running and exercise more enjoyable with these.

The Prudential Ride 100 & Ride 46

Saturday after Chasewater parkrun we quickly showered and rode our cycles to Lichfield Trent Valley Railway Station. We managed to get seats the whole way to London and in under 2 hours we were at Euston Railway Station. The next section of the journey was to cycle 800 metres to Kings Cross and one change to get to the Excel Centre to pick up our numbers. It would of been easier without a cycle but it actually went quite well.

It was nice to get our numbers and a free water bottle. There were lots of stalls selling cycle equipment for the serious cyclists. I had entered for the 100 mile but due to my poor fitness I did the 46 mile.

We then got on the train again and finally got to our accommodation in Bow. We had booked it with Air BnB. I was tired at that point and got a bit worried that there was every number in the crescent except our number…..number 1 and the host of the property wasn’t there. Anyway to our relieve he came and was friendly, the accommodation wasn’t the Ritz, it was an ex-local authority flat, but we didn’t pay much so we were happy. After a small rest we were off for Food & Pub.

The next day we both had fairly late starts so it was an easy cycle to the Start. Everything seem to go fine other than in the short 2 miles there my husband got a puncture.

I saw lots of people on side of the road and apparently there were quite a few crashes but I got to end o.k., where my husband had finish earlier, even though he started later. There was only one hill in the 46 which was at Wimbledon so a perfect event for a beginner.

We had a great day. It was such a good choice to do the 46 miler as we weren’t too tired to cycle back to Euston and then catch our train back to the Midlands.