Vitality London 10,000 2019

Recently I posted about training for my first 10km road race. Here is the outcome of my training: The night before I was so nervous. I felt sick. I couldn’t sleep. I packed and re-packed my bags and soon I found myself on the platform ready to head to London. In my new shoes. I…

Rocket 5k 2019

I was slightly (a lot) nervous going in to this one as the official cut off time is 45 minutes and it was only a couple of months ago I got under this time, and only by a few seconds. I didn’t enter last year as my 5km time was still over this so this…

Salcey Forest Challenge 6 hours 2019

This race I signed up to quite late, with only a couple of weeks to go. This event sounded perfect – 6 hours to go as far as you can on a 5.3km route. It didn’t matter if you wanted to do one lap or ten, everyone was welcome. I wanted to test myself, but…

Adidas City Run 1 hour 2019

This was a great race for me, and an opportunity to test how much improvement I have had since I started running. Up with the birds at a crazy hour we went to London and arrived, as instructed, a little before our wave started. On the way I was supposed to have breakfast and a…

MoRun 2018

I arrived at MoRun by myself and was really worried about doing this on my own. So this then meant I was stupidly early and freezing cold, with no car to go back to as I had got a lift. So I got busy making friends to pass the time. There was lots of interesting…

Shine Walk 2018

I trained for this for a good few months, and it is the hardest physical challenge I have ever done so far. I didn’t underestimate this, but it still kicked my bum. To the start! The start was in the evening, so lots of time to kill during the day and we headed in to…

The Color Run 2018

The Color Run is one of those I kept seeing on Facebook, Instagram etc and thought it looked really fun. I was too unfit to take part and too nervous to try. In my year of losing weight, getting fit and doing things I have not done before I decided to give it a go….

Race For Life 2018

I have always wanted to run Race for Life, but have never felt brave enough to enter, until this year. Always thinking I was too slow, too big, not fast enough… I had already lost a few pounds and I was feeling good about my #slowrunner status! Knowing there would be runners, walkers and joggers…