Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 4)

Part 3 can be found here. Part 4 is where I start following the official plan from the race (with a few changes to fit my other races in), I have detailed the block and week of the official plan next to the week I am on personally. Week 13 Week 13 started with illness…

Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 3)

Part 2 can be found here. As with the previous two, I am concentrating on getting fitter, with the anticipation the official plan from the race is starting in Feb (with a few races and therfore modifications to the plan thrown in for good measure along the way)! I have also been working on getting…

Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 2)

The plan at the moment is still increasing milage and getting fitter! See part 1 here. Week 5 Week 5 kicked off with short back to backs of 3km and 2km. I then did 2.5km on Friday with 10km done on Sunday at a nice easy pace. It felt harder than expected, but overall I…

Best of 2019

It’s crazy reading my best of 2018 post, I only started running last year! It feels like a lifetime ago. And I hope to still improve further as time goes on. I always feel like it’s a slow process, but actually I am really happy that in the last year and however many months, I…

Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 1)

In the next few months I am going to be increasing my mileage nice and slowly! Week 0 – The week before it all kicks off again! The last week of October / first bit of November, I just got back to running and being active, and thoroughly enjoying my runs. It was a plan…

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…

Review : Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19

My first pair of Brooks were my Cascadia 13 trail shoes. I loved them so much I decided to give road shoes a try too. You can find all the technical specs and tech info on the website, here I just want to share my thoughts on what they are like to use. I had…

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…

Review : Brooks Cascadia 13

A few months ago I was on the hunt for my very first pair of trail running shoes. I wasn’t sure what to look for or what brand to buy… or even what features you need on a trail running shoe! So hopefully this review might help someone in the same position to me. I…