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,…

A chat with… Becky – My first half marathon

My lovely friend Becky has recently completed her first half marathon in 2020 and has a new found love of trail running. Here she shares her experiences of training for her first half, and how it went! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Becky πŸ’œπŸ (@beckys_food_and_fitness) What inspired / motivated you to…

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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…

How to run in the heat – tips for summer

*I am an ambassador for some brands mentioned. I have marked any relationships before the relevant text. I don’t like running in blazing sunshine. Winter sunshine is fine, autumn sunshine is fine… spring sunshine is fine but those few months of the year it’s hot, I really don’t like it. But I still do it,…

A chat with… Jordan – Life before, during and after c25k

Today I’ll be talking to a wonderful friend of mine called Jordan. She has been running for just over a year and has recently run 10k, and is now training for a half marathon. When I first mentioned the possibility of doing parkrun with me one day, I got a firm no. And a laugh!…

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…

Not sure where to look? A beginners guide to finding races

When I first started to look for races I wasn’t sure where to go! I googled, heard on the grapevine, asked my colleagues… and knew that Race for Life was held at the local lake because I’d seen people there before! This is from my experience being based in the UK πŸ™‚ Social Media I…