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Abigoliah Marathon: Running and Liking it

Abigoliah Marathon: Running and Liking it

10th March 2015

What began as a diary recording comedian Abigoliah Schamaun's training for the Brighton Half Marathon  for local domestic abuse charity Rise has morphed into a blog about Abigoliah training for the Brighton Marathon! Guess she caught the running bug...

I ran 20 miles... I think I might finally like running.

The day before I ran the Brighton half-marathon and all through running it, up until the point I signed on to run the full Brighton Marathon, I was fantasising about not running. I am a certified Bikram Yoga instructor and I love yoga. Once I started running my flexibility severely decreased. I missed it. I missed doing deep back bends. I missed being pain-fr…

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Vintage Funny Women Awards: Joyce Grenfell

Vintage Funny Women Awards: Joyce Grenfell

4th March 2015

Each month I take a look at funny women from throughout the 20th Century – stating their case so that you may decide which to vote your favourite Vintage Funny Woman. So far we have looked at Fanny Brice, Lucille Ball, Yorkshire’s Marti Caine, Music Hall star Vesta Tilley, the great Judy Garland, Carry On star Hattie Jacques, the ‘Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat’ Carmen Miranda, the dazzling Ginger Rogers, the versatile Kay Thompson, comedy great June Whitfield CBE and this month is Britain’s multi-talented Joyce Grenfell.

Joyce Grenfell was an actress, writer, comedy performer and one of the country’s greatest entertainers; she paved the way for other…

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Abigoliah Marathon: Finishing at the Beginning

Abigoliah Marathon: Finishing at the Beginning

3rd March 2015

Comedian Abigoliah Schamaun has been training for the Brighton Half Marathon to raise money for domestic abuse charity RISE - you can sponsor her here. But that's just the half of it... 

I did it. I ran the Brighton Half Marathon. I ran it in two hours, 13 minutes, and 13 seconds. That's the fastest I've ever run. I didn't stop once and damn does that feel good to say! I ran with pacers. Those are the lovely people who volunteer to run the race at a certain pace so if you're like me and get over excited, you don't run in a dead sprint the first two miles then die.

One of the pacers was a part of the Studio 57 Clinic and wore a bright blue lyc…

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Abigoliah Marathon: Songs to listen to while running

Abigoliah Marathon: Songs to listen to while running

20th February 2015

New York stand up comedian and yoga instructor Abigoliah Schamaun is training for the Brighton Half Marathon to raise money for local charity Rise. Music has been a big part of Abigoliah's training, now she wants to know what your 'pump up' tunes are. You can sponsor her here!

Since starting my training back in November my my earbuds have been my new best friends. Some people don't like to run with music. I can't run without it. It keeps a spring in my step and and probably makes me look like a bit of a nutcase as I dramatically mouth along with the words.

There are, of course, classic 'pump up songs' on everyones playlist; 'The Eye of a Tiger',…

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Abigoliah Marathon: Running for Rise

Abigoliah Marathon: Running for Rise

18th February 2015

New York stand up comedian and yoga instructor Abigoliah Schamaun is training for the Brighton Half Marathon to raise money for local charity Rise. Abigoliah is sharing the pain, blisters and smugness that comes with training for the marathon, today she tells us of how she has become 'that friend.' You can sponsor her here! 

The Brighton Half Marathon has two ways you can sign up to run. The first option is to sign up, get a place, and run as an individual, or two - you can sign up, get a place and run for a charity. Thus spending the months preceding raising money. When I signed up option one had been filled up, leaving me with the choice of running for a charity or not …

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