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This weekend, #TeamHeadsTogether joined @themixuk and Dixons Carphone to take on the 2017 Dixons Carphone @racetothestones.
People walked, ran & jogged the 50km or 100km distance - what an incredible accomplishment with vital funds raised for The Mix and our other charity partners.
It was brilliant to see so many smiling faces wearing headbands and talking about the importance of mental well being along the stunning route.
WELL DONE to everyone who took part!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ #rtts2017

#RTTS2017 you were just incredible. A new 100km PB, and what I think was the strongest ultra performance I've ever been able to push out. 13:24:24 (6:44:27/6:39:57) on a very well organised (and beautiful!) course with a faster second half ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.. Absolutely thrilled! Time to drink champagne all day and pretend my legs are totally fine ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป #ultra

THE FIRST 10k
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We set off to the sound of feet and hydration packs swinging, and were generally just being excited. We spent the first km laughing - the nervous energy and adrenaline just spilled out of us. We were finally on our way after months of anticipation!
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We very soon came to some hills (which in hindsight weren't that bad on day 1) but we relished them as it meant we could walk for a while. We found it took a while to get a breathing rhythm right, both Martha and I were breathing like old smokers for a little bit!
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We trundled through woodland and up and down some gentle hills until we reached check point one, just after the 10km sign. We were so excited to see these stations that were so famous. Once we got to the first one, we weren't disappointed!
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The rain had already started at this point but was pretty light and wasn't really bothering us much. We were really doing this!
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#racedebrief #rtts2017 #racetothestones

Amazing achievement by our first male and female over the line! Inspiring performances and a new course record of 7:52:55 by Benjamin Poiraton! #RTTS2017 #MoreIsInYou #ukrunchat #trailrun #endurance

Shoulder to shoulder we run. ๐Ÿ’—this girl... @cabid
@racetothestones #RTTS2017 #shouldertoshoulder #solesisters

I'm normally a solo runner, but not through choice, but this awesome lady stepped up to the challenge with me, and I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather complete 100k with! Jo is one hell of a friend ! โค๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ#rtts2017 #runhappy #rmrkit #summerrunning #sweaty

Longest race of my entire life. 100k - well slightly longer at 63.4 miles - in 19 hours ๐Ÿ˜ฑ16 hours moving time as I spent SO long at the checkpoints. The first 50k was, dare I say it, fun. 50-60k was tough as the blisters were hurting so much and I was bloated. Every time I tried to run, I felt an urgent need to empty my bowels. At 65k the tears started and my bowels emptied themselves unexpectedly - good job I had a spare pair of shorts! Up until that point I was ready to quit, but that actually made me laugh so hard that I decided to carry on and that's when I bumped into a wonderful group of runners from Swindon who took me under their wing and cared for me for the remaining 35k. The kindness of strangers made this race for me. They didn't have to do that, but they adopted me and made me cups of tea, and pointed out the local sights, and chatted absolute rubbish to me, and got me through the night. I'm so pleased I didn't give up. Thank you for all your messages of support, I am truly overwhelmed. I cannot say I RAN 100k, because I pretty much walked the entirety of the second half, but I didn't give up. I keep going, even though my feet and my tummy and my legs and my back were screaming at me to stop. The mind is a marvellous tool when we learn to harness its true power. #rtts #rtts2017 #ukrunchat #thisgirlcan #mileswithmichelle

@racetothestones completed! 100km in 13hrs 15mins. Met some great people along the way and had the best support from @tomheaney1985 thanks to everyone that helped keep me going when it got really tough! On to the next challenge ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ#rtts2017 #running #ultrarunning #runtoeat #alwaysrunning

MOST RECENT

A spot of #parkrun tourism today with Mr M at @heatonparkrun - 33rd different event for me, and so happy to see 25:something on the @garminuk . Getting fitness back after #rtts2017 has been a slog but I'm getting there slowly.
Where have you been today?

#parkrunuk #loveparkrun #runner #running #parkrunday #lovetheoutdoors #runningcommunity #mileswithmichelle #ukrunchat

Holidaying in Pembrokeshire at the moment and the family let me off for the morning so I could run along the costal path. I ended up here! What a suprise! A standing stone and a stone circle too (I really should look properly at the map)....nice little reminder of Race to the Stones last month ๐Ÿ˜. #trailrunning #trailrunninguk #standingstones #wales #pembrokeshire #coastalpath #coastpath #running #runninguk #rtts2017 #walescoastpath #pembrokeshirecoast

SUNDAY RUN
Just been out for a lovely early morning run , only second run after the #racetothestones #rtts2017 . I managed #10km #10k in 55.09 min which wasn't bad next hurdle will be the #welsh3peaks in just over a weeks time. #runningisfun #runningforfun #running #sundays #maketimetorun

Still trying to pull myself up back in to some sort of routine... I'll get there. I might be down but I'm never defeated. I've come too far for that. I'm never giving this up โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท @martha_runs #racetothestones #thresholdsports #runningcommunity #runningmojo #loverunning #zpcompression #zeropointuk #walkingupabloodymassivehill #ultrarunning #rtts2017

Early at the finish at Race To The Stones a few weeks ago . We'd done about 49.5 miles at this point . #trailrace #trailrun #trails #ridgeway #aveburystonecircle #aveburystones #rtts2017 #racetothestones #racetothestones2017 #ultra #ultramarathon #trailultra #ultrarunner #ultrarunning

My #womancrushwednesday is me from 2 1/2 weeks ago.
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She was running an ultra marathon.
She spent a weekend conquering body and mind.
She felt strong and fit.
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...she has left the building!!! SEND HELP. Why does this slump take hold after a big event?!! I need to get a training plan for my next race and quick!
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#postraceblues #trainingslump #cba #motivationplease #solazyrightnow #rtts2017 #racetothestones #ultramarathon #marathontraining #halfmarathontraining

July 2017 - month seven of #run1000miles and I've broken half way!!! DNF'ing at #rtts2017 put me out for a short while but I'm bouncing back! ๐Ÿ˜‡ 520 miles down... 480 to go!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช #run #running #trails #trailrunning #ultratraining #pushingforultra

I recently let my ego off the chain during an ultra-marathon, why?
Well, I wanted to see how long it lasted before disappearing and leaving me to fend for myself.
We cannot rely on our ego to make decisions, because when push comes to shove, it will disappear....
Read more here- www.luketyburski.com -
#blogger #blog #ego #running #ultrarunning #ultramarathon #rtts2017 #clarity #grit #training #purpose #mentalstrength #dowork #mentaltoughness #livelife #smile #love

From participating in ridiculous athletic challenges because her family calls, befriending homeless neighbors, thinking ALOT about animal rights, to just eating lots and lots - this girl is one of my soul sisters ๐Ÿ”ฎ. There is a lot of talk about how traveling can open your mind - a little closer to home I find you can gain perspective by spending time with those not in your generation. ๐Ÿ•‰ Perspective = the chance to see the world in a new LIGHT. This girl shines brightly for me โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก. Take a walk with a older/younger family member today (50.8km not recommended)! #racetothestones #charity #tb

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MEDAL MONDAY // JULY MILES
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FINALLY this month I made it to 100 miles.
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The miles dropped after Feb as I started to pick up injuries. In March I think I managed 70, then it dropped into the 40's, despite the London Marathon, and carried on being low because of my knee and then my achillies. I basically didn't train for the Stones...
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Which also makes medal Monday sweeter when I look back at this beauty. Still have to pinch myself that I did that.
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#medalmonday #monthlymiles #julymileage #garmin #forerunner235 #100miles #rtts2017 #racetothestones #thresholdsports @racetothestones #motivation #runningcommunity #achievementhunter #ididthat

2 weeks post #rtts2017, first time I've put my #hokaclifton3 back on and 5k ๐Ÿ˜€
That feeling โค My body definitely needed the rest and i am glad i gave it time but that felt sooo good!
Ive been nervous about going out and had to tear myself away from watching rideLondon but its only 12 weeks to #ssedublinmarathon and I need to get back on it!
Adele @optimumbodymassage gave me a great #sportsmassage earlier this week and highlighted that my glutes/hamstrings/back aren't necessarily firing in the correct order (anyone in oxford should definitely give her a shout), so spent half an hour post run stretching and doing basic glute exercises. Want to strengthen everything to avoid injury ๐Ÿ˜Š
#running #runner #ultrarunner #marathontraining #marathonrunner #instarunner #worldrunners #womensrunningcommunity #training #tomtomrunner #strava #thisgirlcan #marathoner #runningdata

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