A big big thank you to all the lovely people who posted tips for running up hills. I tried tackling my first proper hill this morning as part of Juicju's Dune June. It wasn't Everest or anything like it but, as I've studiously avoided gradients as much as possible because of the knee problems I've had, this was my first real one.
I remembered to keep my cadence the same, I remembered to shorten my stride, I remembered to lift my knees a bit higher, I concentrated on my breathing and, most importantly, I looked straight ahead rather than at the summit. And I did it without any problems. Puffed and panted a fair bit but nothing to get distracted by. My legs were a bit achy after I'd finished as well but other than that, no problems. I was so happy and relieved that I went and registered for our local Parkrun!!! Ooooo errrr, think I may have got a bit carried away but it's done now