Bigfoot Challenge 6h

I had COVID over Halloween, and since then running has been difficult. After my really big effort at the Rainbow Challenge I knew this would be a really different race. My goal before having COVID was to do 5km more than last time, but I knew this wasn’t possible. So I settled on doing my…

Rainbow Challenge 6h

WHAT.A.DAY. This challenge by Big Bear Events gave away the majority of places for keyworkers as a thank you – a wonderful idea, and I was pleased I managed to get in a general entry space. It was a spur of the moment booking for me… no real plan. Having done Silverstone just a few…

Run Silverstone 2021

The last time this race was held in person, I did a 5km in 2019. I vowed to come back and do the 10km which is what I did. Last time I was so impressed with the start pens covering a whole range of paces, and that hasn’t changed. After arriving it was just as…

The “Other” Run 6 Hours

Another trail Run and 6hr adventure, my favourite type of race. After it raining so much the day before, my mojo was at an all time low and I went along thinking I wasn’t going to achieve my goal, I didn’t like running blah blah blah. After arriving I met up with my friend Becky,…

Woodpecker Challenge 6 Hours

I started the day with a can of Monster… this is important later… ha! And off I went to Brixworth Country Park for a Big Bear event! So after arriving, making a meal out of the parking machine and popping to the loo it was time to get going. I had 16km as a goal,…

Review : Salomon Adv Skin 12

Pockets pockets and compartments compartments. Check out my review of a previous model here, or of the Adv Hydra 8 here. I’m all about pockets! This vest has lots of them! It also comes with different ways to attach your poles and an insulated bladder cover unlike the Adv Hydra 8 (but this was more…

Review : NURVV Run (follow up)

Read part 1 here! After part 1 of the review I had a weird issue. I went to charge my trackers. And nothing happened, nooo! 14 mins after sending an email to NURVV customer service, I had a very helpful reply. 17 minutes after that email I had confirmation a new charger was on the…

A chat with… Becky – My first half marathon

My lovely friend Becky has recently completed her first half marathon in 2020 and has a new found love of trail running. Here she shares her experiences of training for her first half, and how it went! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Becky πŸ’œπŸ (@beckys_food_and_fitness) What inspired / motivated you to…

Maverick adidas TERREX Original Bucks

Yaaay, another race! This one was a distance I had never raced before – 8.16km. I knew there would be hills and it would be hot! I had a really busy morning and got myself a bit stressed, but it all went away when my friend Becky came along to pick me up. We had…

Salcey Forest Summer Challenge 6 / 12 Hours 2021

This was the final race of the Salcey seasons series that started back pre-pandemic in Feb 2020! Previous races: Salcey Winter | Salcey Autumn | Salcey Spring These races were designed so you can see the forest at different times of year and the changes that happen! This one was a little different as there…

Review : Nurvv Run

This had tempted me for a while after I suffered a broken ankle, but I decided against it because of price. I then suffered a stress fracture on my left foot and decided to take the plunge… I was really hoping they’d help me identify why I have left sided issues, and what to do…

How to run in the heat – tips for summer

*I am an ambassador for some brands mentioned. I have marked any relationships before the relevant text. I don’t like running in blazing sunshine. Winter sunshine is fine, autumn sunshine is fine… spring sunshine is fine but those few months of the year it’s hot, I really don’t like it. But I still do it,…