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…

Keeping up motivation with virtual races in lockdown

As we find ourselves in this difficult situation, lots of people have been doing home workouts, online classes and taking up running (which I think is fabulous and I hope people keep it up!). I write a post here about keeping active at home, including virtual races, and I have taken my own advice and…

Salcey Forest Winter Challenge 6 Hours 2020

I love doing these events hosted by Big Bear. I’m a slow runner who takes walk breaks (have a read about lap 4…) and I have always felt welcomed and encouraged to give it my best shot. So, my first race of 2020! The last time I did this there was no mud and lovely…

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…

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…

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…