Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 1)

In the next few months I am going to be increasing my mileage nice and slowly! Week 0 – The week before it all kicks off again! The last week of October / first bit of November, I just got back to running and being active, and thoroughly enjoying my runs. It was a plan…

Run Silverstone 2019

I signed up for this one at the very last minute – I was tempted by the 10km at the time, but went for the 5km instead. Next time I’m in for the 10km! Number pickup, bag drop and the loos were all quick, really happy with the organisation and the way it was all…

Morun 2019

A cold and drizzly start to this race. Number pickup included a snazzy headband and buff which I was very pleased about! I chatted to a couple of nice goats for a while and it was soon time to get going. It was a different route to last year, and I enjoyed it more in…

Yeti Challenge 6 hours 2019

This race looked like it was going to be on a beautifully clear crisp autumn day. We rolled out the front door to consistent, pounding rain! The original plan was a mix between let’s see how far we can go / maybe I could get a half PB? Off we went, taking twice as long…

Bedford Twilight 10km 2019

I had been looking forward to this race for ageeeees. Then 2 days before I got a stinker of a cold! I decided I felt OK enough to give it a shot. We arrived with plenty of time, the race village was excellent with so much to offer – food, beer, live music, cinema and…

Review : Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19

My first pair of Brooks were my Cascadia 13 trail shoes. I loved them so much I decided to give road shoes a try too. You can find all the technical specs and tech info on the website, here I just want to share my thoughts on what they are like to use. I had…

Olympic Park 5k 2019

I was a bit sad I hadn’t entered any races yet this month. So got searching and came across this lovely race in London, a few days before. So I got signed up and off I went! On arrival, the race number pickup was quick and efficient, no queues! After a quick warmup the 5k…

Review : Brooks Cascadia 13

A few months ago I was on the hunt for my very first pair of trail running shoes. I wasn’t sure what to look for or what brand to buy… or even what features you need on a trail running shoe! So hopefully this review might help someone in the same position to me. I…

Review : Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set

I had seen people wearing hydration vests but didn’t really know where to start. I knew I am not a fan of bladders and wanted bottles instead and lots of pockets. Very technical! I did a little reading and was overwhelmed with the amount of choice out there. There are so many options… So, I…

What should I take?! Packing for my first 24 hour race

A few days ago I took part in MK24. I thought long and hard about what was essential and what wasn’t but I still ended up with everything plus the kitchen sink. Being my first 24 hr race I was pretty clueless on what to take, so if I can help anyone else in the…

MK24 2019

I entered this race with my furthest distance for a running race being a half marathon and my furthest walking event was a marathon. I had in my mind I would be going for 2 laps, a half marathon. Then I was told there was a pin badge to be earnt for half, full and…

Race for Life 2019

This is the first race I ever did in 2018 to raise money for CRUK. I trained hard for it, and was completely shattered at the end. This year I could tell my fitness has improved and I am going to have to up my game next time to 10km to raise money! We arrived…