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…

Review : Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set

I had seen people wearing hydration vests but didn’t really know where to start. I knew I am not a fan of bladders and wanted bottles instead and lots of pockets. Very technical! I did a little reading and was overwhelmed with the amount of choice out there. There are so many options… So, I…

What should I take?! Packing for my first 24 hour race

A few days ago I took part in MK24. I thought long and hard about what was essential and what wasn’t but I still ended up with everything plus the kitchen sink. Being my first 24 hr race I was pretty clueless on what to take, so if I can help anyone else in the…

MK24 2019

I entered this race with my furthest distance for a running race being a half marathon and my furthest walking event was a marathon. I had in my mind I would be going for 2 laps, a half marathon. Then I was told there was a pin badge to be earnt for half, full and…

Race for Life 2019

This is the first race I ever did in 2018 to raise money for CRUK. I trained hard for it, and was completely shattered at the end. This year I could tell my fitness has improved and I am going to have to up my game next time to 10km to raise money! We arrived…

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…

Training for : My first 10km road event

23rd December, 2018. I decided to enter a 10k. It might not seem big for some, but this was massive for me. My friend encouraged me to give it a go. I was worried about cut-offs, to be honest. My PB at the time was 1hr 53. I knew I wanted to try for 90ish….

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…