How to run in the heat – tips for summer

*I am an ambassador for some brands mentioned at the time of writing. 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….

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 🙂 Social Media I…

10 things I don’t like to run without

*I am an ambassador in 2021 for some folks below, so each part is marked where appropriate.This is an updated version of this post! Now includes a hat! 🙂 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…

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,…