INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Today is International Women’s Day – hurrah! A day to celebrate female strength, freedom and pride, with women all over the world. Whilst there are many things that still need to be improved upon, as with any mode of progression, being a continual force, it’s important to see how far we’ve come so far. To continue elevating, not segregating, and to acknowledge how much further forward we are … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST: RUNNING A SUB 3 HOUR MARATHON

Give yourself a goal you don’t think you can achieve, and then work at it, until you do. 2 years ago I sat in housekeeping at Run Dem Crew, and listened to the story of Paul Bains getting a sub 3 hour marathon. I tried to comprehend how someone could run sub 7 minute mile pace for 26.2 miles, and couldn’t quite fathom it. The … Continue reading TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST: RUNNING A SUB 3 HOUR MARATHON

AVENUES FOR CHANGE : RACE TO THE STONES 100K

“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told.” Wild, Cheryl Strayed With a medal around my neck and a WMN RUN 100 wreathe on my chest, I sat down on the floor next to a pile of my own vomit, with a tingling nose, a … Continue reading AVENUES FOR CHANGE : RACE TO THE STONES 100K

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MARATHON TALK INTERVIEW

After the WMN RUN ladies conquered Race to the Stones I had the chance to chat to the gents at Marathon Talk. Relaying what the experience was for me personally, and how the women first approached their new goal, trained for, and conquered it. Catch me rambling on their podcast about all things running, Race to the Stones and future goals to get more women into … Continue reading MARATHON TALK INTERVIEW

NIKE WOMEN’S 10K & THEN SOME

Collective movement. 10000 ladies and a couple of laps of Victoria Park. A debut into running for some women, and a special thing for that. Whilst I thought the long running of late would have rinsed the speed from my legs, I managed a 6th place and was thankful to have been pulled along for sections of it with the company of some of my speedy RDC … Continue reading NIKE WOMEN’S 10K & THEN SOME

SILVER PLATES AT RICHMOND PARK MARATHON

Following a difficult race at this years’ London marathon, I was left with a want to prove a few things to myself. I needed to know that I have the ability to pace these legs of mine, and attempt to combine push with enjoyment. Hard experiences can cloud the reality of times that have passed, and I had an urge to blow these away. After … Continue reading SILVER PLATES AT RICHMOND PARK MARATHON

THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

Hurrying around the supermarket on a Friday night, I calmed the recurrent pre-race “What if I die?” niggle, and called my Dad.  In my attempts to settle some of the nerves that were dampening the feeling of my Friday evening, I was failing. “It’s alright, you’ve trained for tomorrow haven’t you?” He asked. “Errrr….” I thought. “Well, no. I’ve just been running.” Shit. What on … Continue reading THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

DELAYED DECISIONS : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

With a head telling me no, and a heart telling me oh go on then lass, get seeking, get muddy, doubt can go and do one, and delayed decision making can take a seat. On Saturday the 17th I’m running 45 miles of Country to Capital 45, from Wendover to London. I ran this race as my first ultra marathon last January, and was lucky enough … Continue reading DELAYED DECISIONS : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45