100K : PRE RACE THOUGHTS

I’m naturally a worrier.  Always have been, and always will be. But in the run up to Race to the Stones, I’ve tried my best to push that little bugger aside, and not panic about the miles ahead. This was all going swimmingly, until I woke up this morning from a crap night’s sleep with nerves sloshing around in me. I haven’t really felt frightened, … Continue reading 100K : PRE RACE THOUGHTS

TIGER TAKEOVER : BRITISH 10K

On Sunday, Run Dem Crew pretty much took over the Tiger Balm tent, and ran for the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife charity, working to protect threatened species in the wild. Faces painted, and a few of the crew in fleece onesies, who are bigger men than I will ever be, we set out to run 6.2 miles alongside an assortment of some of London’s … Continue reading TIGER TAKEOVER : BRITISH 10K

RDC GO SOUTH : DULWICH MIDSUMMER 5K

Last night RDC ventured South of the river and toed the sunny starting line for the Dulwich Midsummer 5K. This was my first 5K race to date, and it was nothing but brutal! A chilled green route, though, with a large and small lap of the park, and a sneaky hill in the middle. Managed a first female place, thanks to having my lovely teammates … Continue reading RDC GO SOUTH : DULWICH MIDSUMMER 5K

TIME TO TAPER ON DOWN : 3 WEEKS TO GO

This weekend’s long run was was fuelled by rum and ginger beer, and hydrated by a torrential downpour or two. 34 or so delightful miles around and about town, and the longest of my training runs in the bag. Three weeks and counting until we take to the hills for Race To The Stones, where I’ll be packing as much Mancunian pride as I can. … Continue reading TIME TO TAPER ON DOWN : 3 WEEKS TO GO

RICHMOND PARK MARATHON

On the 18th I had the pleasure of running my third marathon through Richmond Park, side by side with barefoot smiler, Flowers(Tom Crossland), and another little gem, Miss Allan. Running through a place that they spent much of their childhood, laughing at their memories, wailing Journey and Queen Bey, experiencing the repeat performance of the beloved Cheerdem, eating flapjack, deer spying, and picking up runners … Continue reading RICHMOND PARK MARATHON

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100K TRAINING UPDATE : RACE TO THE STONES

On paper, some ultra training programmes can look like a hefty amount of miles, and not much variety. It depends what route you choose to go down, and what training is best for you. But I’ve been trying to prevent any monotony, in juggling speed work with endurance. In the lead up to my first ultra, I was really thankful for the long, steady pace, … Continue reading 100K TRAINING UPDATE : RACE TO THE STONES

WE OWN(ED) THE NIGHT : NIKE 10K

Absolutely LOVED running last night’s race. Great atmosphere, good vibes from all of the lasses running, and so many delightful, hollering supporters. Not to mention the double dose of the b e a u tiful Cheerdem Massive. A pleasure to run in the same race as Paula Radcliffe, and a cracking cherry on top of the weekend in somehow managing a top 10 finish. Great … Continue reading WE OWN(ED) THE NIGHT : NIKE 10K

LONDON MARATHON TAKE 2

I never expected to run a race fuelled by so much support, support that grew tenfold after running through the Mile 21 tunnel of love, and doubled once again when two very prized friends and teammates jumped in to pace me patiently and encouragingly for the last 5 miles, home to a new 20 minute PB of 3.13. Support is an incredible thing, both psychologically … Continue reading LONDON MARATHON TAKE 2

MY FIRST ULTRA : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

The most challenging, yet enjoyable, and inspiring run for me so far, and for that, I have these gentlemen to thank. Peter, Jason, Daniel, and Tom, it was an absolute pleasure. I couldn’t have done this race as a lone ranger, and I have a lot of respect for people that do Ultra Marathons alone. Running for 8+ hours on muddy trail and towpath, wasn’t … Continue reading MY FIRST ULTRA : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45