And so we’ve finished Hadrian6in6, so what do we do next?

Firstly, I just wanted to share some of the lessons I’ve learned (beginning with the training for and running of 6 half marathons on six consecutive days over some dodgy and splodgy ground)!

Running Tips

  • Keep your toenails and feet in good condition
  • Get some decent trainers
  • Use good quality socks
  • Make sure you use breathable tops
  • Warm up before the run and stretch each day after the run
  • Take regular drinks/refuel with gels/jelly babies
  • Find a comfortable pace that you can sustain
  • Watch your footing to minimise risk of slipping
  • Get plenty of sleep and rest
  • Positive thinking
  • Get a pure weapon of a trainer like Stu ‘Wasp’ Windsor and u’ll be reet

And then there’s work!

I spent a lot of time thinking about Carers Matters and Developing Communities during the Hadrians Wall week.

Regarding Carers Matters, there is so much work to do! But it’s all good! Being a carer is a challenging role and my commitment to playing a positive part in making carers’ lives easier, in whatever small way I can, has strengthened.

The internet offers a great opportunity to access information to help with the role and also to connect with other carers, to name but a few of the things you can do.

But it requires the right approach to work effectively! And that entails the right hardware, alongside the skills and confidence, to use the opportunity to its maximum potential!

For further information see below (you may be surprised by what you find):-, email:, twitter #carersmatters