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

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

DIVERSITY IS KEY

The talented fingers at Bring the Change, and heads of Daniel Maskit and Hugo Muzelle, present the diversity that cements the community of Run Dem Crew in this video. Within a lot of modern culture, differences in race, religion, and lifestyle, are often documented as conflicting entities. Some on smaller scales than others, whilst some reactions can become negative balls of criticism that try to attack … Continue reading DIVERSITY IS KEY

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

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

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