A tiny TWO weeks on from my experience at Race to the Tower along the Cotswold way, and I was back for more Ultra goodness. This time the scene was set along the beautiful South Downs, with a route stretching from Arundel to Winchester, with a total elevation gain of 5,284.32 ft. Not quite the 8,000 … Continue reading Race to the King, 2018. Day 1.
Seriously, grab a cuppa and a teacake. This is a long one... I live in East Kent. The 'Garden of England' and possibly one of the flattest places in England too. You can see for miles. On a clear day, you can even see France. The Cotswolds. Probably one of the hilliest undulating places in … Continue reading HEINEKEN Race to the Tower, 2018.
Let's kick this post off by saying, I have NO IDEA what i'm doing. To date, I have run ONE Ultra Marathon, 100km over 2 days, last July, at Race to the Stones. And you know, my comparisons of running things really are often on a parallel with MY experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. For … Continue reading Ultra Packing (Heineken Race to the Tower, Double Marathon Edition)
This weekend I ventured up to Liverpool on my own, to take part in the American born Rock 'n' Roll race series. These races are held across the USA, Canada and a few other international places like Madrid, Dublin, Edinburgh and of course Liverpool. It seemed to be Liverpool’s 5th year, and although there were … Continue reading Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend.
Let me give you some background. Last year, I ran my first ultra marathon. To prepare for such an event, I thought it wise to join the ‘trail shoe gang’ and buy a pair of lugged miracle makers. Being a complete running gear newbie, I went for what seemed to be the popular choice and … Continue reading Brooks Cascadia 12, Trail Shoe Review.
In October 2016, I signed up for Brighton Marathon, because as I mentioned in the previous post, i'd been on the London reject list once more, and I was DESPERATE to get a marathon under my belt. Even if only in training for the 100k ultra marathon i'd signed up for, called Race to the … Continue reading Mum to Marathon, Pt2.
It's almost been two years since I started on my fitness journey. I'd battled with Post Natal depression and my weight since my son was born, and despite trying Juicing and Slimming World, nothing quite sat right with me. But I wasn't really exercising. Before I got married, I went to the gym 4 times … Continue reading Mum to Marathon
I just want to start off by saying, having organised a race myself, how extremely stressful it is to do so. So I want to congratulate London Marathon Events for putting on a new event of this size, and pulling it off pretty darn well. I do love/hate London races. They're usually extremely overpriced and … Continue reading The Big Half (Race Report)
Off went the Klaxon, the familiar surge of bodies moved forward, and with the usual start of a large London race, there was a decent bit of waving and kerb jumping for most of the first 2 miles. I started to move out of the pack as much as I could, trying to stick to … Continue reading London Winter Run 2018 (Part 2 – the bit with actual running)
First let me say how much I love this race. It is organised well and it's obviously for an incredible cause. It is also where I first met up with other runners from Instagram, in 2017. I had been active on the gram for around 7 months at this point and still working it all … Continue reading London Winter Run 2018 (Part 1)