It's about time I pulled my blogging finger out and chatted about Berlin. To set the scene, this year (2018) was all about training for a spring marathon, and smashing a Good For Age (GFA) time to qualify for a spot at London Marathon 2019. You can read all about Brighton (once i've blogged it, … Continue reading Berlin Marathon, 2018.
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.