10 things I don’t like to run without

*I am an ambassador for some folks below, so each part is marked where appropriate.This is an updated version of this post! Now includes a hat! ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t included things like shoes and clothes, as I can’t run without those, haha! During the run… Neck thing A multitude of uses, and I think I…

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…

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…

Recovering from a broken ankle (The Epilogue)

So hopefully this is my last post on the subject! My latest post was on September 6th detailing how I had just signed up for coaching and I had just set post break bests – 1km PB of 8’17” and a 1mi PB of 13’54”. As it stands today my post break PB’s are now…

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,…

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…

Recovering from a broken ankle (Part 3)

See part 1 here and part 2 here. Please bear in mind this is my recovery journey and advice was given to me based on my circumstances alone- everyone is different so please listen to what your doctors say if you unfortunately find yourself in the same place as me. This is not advice. Itโ€™s just me documenting my recovery. For…

Recovering from a broken ankle (Part 2)

See part 1 here. Please bear in mind this is my recovery journey and advice was given to me based on my circumstances alone- everyone is different so please listen to what your doctors say if you unfortunately find yourself in the same place as me. This is not advice. It’s just me documenting my…