STILL WATERS ANNIVERSARY ALLEY CAT

In October, 12 months had passed since Still Waters primarily put their feet onto Manchester’s tarmac. Moving in a motion fuelled by the refreshing sense of community that supports Charlie Dark’s Run Dem Crew, along with the aim of bringing together an assorted bunch of Northerners that each share the commonality of one particular urge, to run.  With a regular group of runners now taking … Continue reading STILL WATERS ANNIVERSARY ALLEY CAT

ENDURANCE INSPIRATION : VIV RUNS EUROPE

“What I really believe is that everybody deserves to have a place that they can call home.” Whilst our heads may subconsciously nod along to the compassion behind these words,  Viviane Joynes has taken it upon herself to take a belief and actively raise awareness to support it. On a global scale, the figure of forcibly displaced refugees currently stands at 51.2 million. That’s 51.2 million lives, … Continue reading ENDURANCE INSPIRATION : VIV RUNS EUROPE

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A MILE IN HER SHOES – “WHAT WE DO”

“Encouraging women who may have been affected by issues related to homelessness to experience running as a way of exercising, socialising, boosting confidence and raising self-esteem.” It’s inspiring to read how this charity gives women the help to get back on track in their lives via the act of movement, marrying this act of being active with the community of ladies that has been created, … Continue reading A MILE IN HER SHOES – “WHAT WE DO”

A YEAR IN RAIN CITY WITH STILL WATERS : JAMES MEASOM

12 months ago, an idea to take inspiration from Charlie Dark’s London based Run Dem Crew, and plant a collective seed in the North, crept from paper, into the people, and onto the tarmac. In an attempt to inject that collective ethos into the Northern streets of Manchester, Still Waters Run Deep began, and one year on, this bunch of Northerners are joined in running, in life, … Continue reading A YEAR IN RAIN CITY WITH STILL WATERS : JAMES MEASOM

CHASING SUMMER WITH NIKE

Admittedly, with slapped wrists, I haven’t done enough intense cross training this year. I’ve been cycling on my bike a few miles here and there, and had the odd dip in the pool, but nothing major. Incorporating an assortment of exercises into your training regime keeps your muscles strong across the board, and allows certain muscle groups to take a well deserved break. So with … Continue reading CHASING SUMMER WITH NIKE

HOOD TO COAST

In arriving back to London last week, I came home with new perspectives, bigger goals, and the sand of the Oregon coast still coating the inside of my trainers. I don’t really plan on removing it anytime soon, but when I do, the experiences and inspiration that I soaked up during Hood to Coast, won’t be leaving with it. From South Africa, to China, Canada, France, Denmark, the … Continue reading HOOD TO COAST

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