7 things I wish I knew when I started running

AKA my tips for anyone just starting out! Getting the right shoes is so important This is #1 on the list for a reason. I highly recommend going to your local running shop where they can give you advice and gait analysis when buying your first pair. the are Brooks GTS 20 (see my review…

The best of 2020’s running adventures

I can’t believe I’m rounding up my 3rd year of running. 2019 was a year where I really started to find confidence with my running. 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…

9 things I had no idea my Garmin watch could do

I bought a Garmin Forerunner 645 music a couple of years ago now, and I kept finding great features as I went along. I’m not one for reading all the instructions and just found things as I needed them! So I thought I’d compile some for any one else out there in the same boat…

8 things to think about when running in the cold and dark

So, I have an optimum running temperature of about 13 Celsius. Anything above this and I’ll be shouting I’m too hot, and anything below I’m moaning it’s too cold. As I can’t only run when it’s 13 out, I’m here to share with you some of the things I have learnt since I started running,…

Review : HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4

After loving my ATR 5 by HOKA ONE ONE I decided to try the Speedgoat 4 trail shoe. I usually wear a stability shoe for every day wear (the Brooks GTS that I love and would recommend in a heartbeat) but took a chance on these as a neutral shoe. THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE. That…

Review : Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20

See my review of the previous model, the 19 here. I love the GTS and my 19’s were pretty well worn out when the 20 made an appearance. Time for an upgrade! I love the 19’s a lot still, but they are completely done so I use them for cycling and bimbling around now. I…

Review : Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX

Take a look at my Cascadia 13 review here, if you’d like to see my thoughts on the previous model! After having great success with the Cascadia 13, I decided to get the Cascadia 14 GTX. This version of the shoe is the updated model, plus it has waterproofing! My first thoughts on the 14…

Review : HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5

I got a pair of these as my first HOKA ONE ONE purchase. I was amazed by a pair of shoes that claimed to be able to do road and trail… Fast and light on the trail, its midsole geometry ensures a smooth ride on the road. From the product description Interesting… Lots of my…

Review : Socks

I’ve made a whole awesome blog post about socks! They are often overlooked but they can make or break the state of your feet. Great socks = great run. Here’s what I have tried! Danish Endurance I have both the low cut and compression version of Danish Endurance socks. I really, really like them and…

Review : Zwift Running

One of the things I thought I’d try during these strange times is Zwift, as I mentioned in my at home ideas post. It seemed a brilliant way to still run with others (including my fellow running club goats), virtually! Essentially, you run on a treadmill and the app puts you on a virtual track…

How to stay active in lockdown – 5 at home ideas

In this post I’m going to explore some of the indoor options we have available to us right now as a way to keep me motivated and hopefully you, too! Check gov.uk for current guidance about exercising outdoors (UK). It is in no way a criticism of those following current guidance – it’s pretty clear…

Tips to successfuly take running photos of others

I have been taking photos for a little while now, so I thought I’d share some of my findings so far. I am not a pro, but I have taken photos people like of them running! So I have some tips I think you will find useful if you’d like to give it a go….