Swan Challenge 6 Hours 2022

Disclosure: Ad / PR Products – The apparel I am wearing is from Brooks Running as part of the Run Happy Team đź’™ I set off at a time not unreasonable for a work day, and before I knew it I was at Coombe Abbey Park. What a place! It looked gorgeous from the drive…

Birch Challenge 6 Hours 2022

I signed up to this event with the aim of doing 6 laps as my long run for the week, as a training run for another race. I knew nothing much about it, apart from it was quite far away… until at another event I was told it was hilly. So I came slightly prepared!…

Bigfoot Challenge 6 Hours 2021

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 6 Hours 2021

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…

The “Other” Run 6 Hours 2021

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 2021

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Salcey Forest Winter Challenge 6 Hours 2020

I love doing these events hosted by Big Bear. I’m a slow runner who takes walk breaks (have a read about lap 4…) and I have always felt welcomed and encouraged to give it my best shot. So, my first race of 2020! The last time I did this there was no mud and lovely…

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…

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…