DO YOU HAVE DREAMS ABOUT RUNNING?
I all sometimesfours, like dreama horse that galloping.I can run The on feeling of power is amazing. – Karen S I in dreamtthe mobileI was gamethe main Temple characterRun 2. I was just running forever. – Jodie L Hill The night before the Brighton Marathon last year I dreamt I was running it. Imagine how I felt waking up and realised it was yet to be done! – Suzanne Taylor I dreamt I was running a marathon wearing my dressing gown. – James Mullan I was running in a race that went up a vertical cliff face and you had to do a cookery competition, like
Master Chef, at the top. – Rita Cross I’m in a race and don’t know which way to go and I end up running around inside buildings trying to find my way back to the race route. – Donna-marie Winter I dreamt that I arrived late for the start of the London Marathon, but so did David Beckham, so I ran with him. – Ann Hooks 1000m ever [she ran 2:31.93 seconds at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix in February]. For the final 400m you could not only see the pain in her face, but feel it. It was a real treat to watch and afterwards I ran my first sub-20 5K. Simon Chalmers, Montrose MIND THE GAPS Matt Fitzgerald's article Sweet
Truth (RW, March) was very interesting. I agree that sugar has been demonised recently and that it does have a role in boosting performance. But I was surprised that tooth decay wasn't mentioned. I’ve been ultra running for two years, fuelling my long runs and races with sports gels and drinks as well as ‘real’ food. A recent dental check-up revealed five new cavities. My dentist said that in six months my teeth showed a level of decay she'd expect over four or five years. I'm now more careful with my sugar habit and I brush my teeth after every long run. I don't want to be a healthy, fit runner with false teeth! Verity Bryce, Aberdeen, Scotland NEW AGE I've been running for over 20 years, and have been fortunate to have had a successful running career. Now a FV50, what inspires me is other veteran runners who continue to run well for their age, and still look great. I think it's time Runner's
World considered some older runners for its cover stars. It would be such a great advertisement for the benefits of running. I'm very proud of what running has done for me, and the positive effect that it has had on my body. Pippa Major, Coulsdon, Surrey
RW SAYS At Runner’s World we are also inspired by older athletes. Turn to p64 for a celebration of masters running. A WEIGHT OFF MY MIND I’ve always been overweight. I’d tried many times to diet, but always put the weight back on. That changed last November. I was out walking the dog when I saw a notice about a Parkrun that was starting. I went to the first one and struggled round in a 52:29. Since then, I’ve lost over two stone and can now run the whole course without stopping. It’s become a family affair: my sevenyear old loves trying to get a PB; my 10-year-old has improved his stamina for rugby and my hubby enjoys the peace, as I'm too out of breath to talk to him! Running really has made a difference to our lives. Angela Pritchard, Cannock, Staffordshire SCRAP IRON Having suffered from fatigue for some years I was diagnosed last year with genetic haemochromatosis (iron overload), which can be dangerous if left untreated. Your article on iron (RW, April) was interesting, but didn't point out the importance of not self-medicating. For someone with undiagnosed genetic haemochromatosis, a course of iron to combat feeling run-down could be dangerous. Sarah Milburn, Carlisle, Cumbria