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,…

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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…

Salcey Forest Spring Challenge 6 Hours 2021

I was very excited and a little bit nervous for my first race this year. It was my favourite- a 6hr challenge by Big Bear Events at Salcey Forest. So things have changed of course – The COVID measures were very good. There was an online race briefing and I had my timing chip from…

Keeping up motivation with virtual races in lockdown (Part 4)

So what have I been up to recently… Hardmoors 10ishkm So for this Hardmoors virtual the 10km option was 8 miles or more. I’d absolutely love to do an in person Hardmoors! It was a great way to start 2021! Purdue Performance Focus This had two parts – the same run twice but a few…

Keeping up motivation with virtual races in lockdown (Part 3)

Virtual races have really kept my motivation going when races have been few and far between. I’ve done 2 real life races this year, and a whole host of virtuals. So what have I been up to recently… Bedford 5km and 10km I absolutely loved the Bedford Run Fest Twilight 10km last year, so decided…

Salcey Forest Autumn Challenge 6 Hours 2020

An actual, real life, race. Big Bear Events Salcey Forest Winter was the last race I went to (report here) so it was fitting my first one since lockdown was here, too. And this was my first race as part of the Brigaide! Pre race there was lots of information to read about how it…

Keeping up motivation with virtual races in lockdown (Part 2)

I have been finding some great challenges to take part in since we are not able to take part in real life racing – this is the second installment- see here for the first! I have also included some you can still enter at the time of first publishing. I’ll be updating this post with…