The best of 2021’s running adventures

I can’t believe I’m rounding up my 4th year of running! Last year I wrote… This year was supposed to be the year of ultras, but it didn’t turn out that way (for reasons we all know about of course), with two real life races and a broken ankle. This year was also supposed to…

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 💜🐐 (@beckys_food_and_fitness) What inspired / motivated you to…

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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…