I had been looking forward to this event for a while, having heard all the hype about the cake. After Hebden 15, I'll be honest, I was expecting it to be a doddle, and almost contemplated signing up for the full 26 mile distance, but ever the cautious one, I decided to be sensible and … Continue reading The Belvoir Challenge
Last year I tackled Hebden for the first time. It almost broke me. It was completely out of my comfort zone and to be honest it put me off endurance events for a while. I busied myself for the rest of the year undertaking a run streak and focusing on my speed, and really improved … Continue reading Hebden 15 – Back for more.
I've never done any kind of obstacle course race, but I do love my trail running and have also tried out a few fell runs this year so I thought Hellrunner would be a nice mix of the two. The northern version in Delamere Forest, Cheshire - Hell Up North - bills itself as … Continue reading Bonking, bogs and beating my nemesis: Hell Up North
I had a bad race today. Those who know me, know I've been chasing that holy grail of a sub-50 for an entire year now. Gradually I've been knocking a few seconds off here and there, and this year I have been focused on 10k training to really hone my middle distance speed endurance. Parkrun … Continue reading Why it’s ok to fail sometimes
I did the Notts 10k by accident, after I ended up not being able to do my home Lincoln 10k and the organisers kindly let me transfer to the Nottingham race 3 weeks later. And am I glad I did! I got a lift into Nottingham from a fellow club runner and we parked easily … Continue reading A hilly surprise! Nottingham 10k Race Review
I wasn't meant to be doing a half marathon this year. After last year's London marathon, I swore off distance running for a while to focus on bringing down my 10k time and somehow discovered a love for speed. In the intervening months I ran 2 10k races and managed to PB at them both … Continue reading It’s a long road to sub 1:50 (the Liverpool Half Marathon)
Yesterday I took part in an event that was brand new to me in terms of terrain and running ability. The Hebden is an LDWA event and is billed on its website as: "routes of 22 and 15 miles, catering for both walkers and runners ... a tough event with a substantial amount of climbing … Continue reading Running scared at Hebden
I was invited to take part in the Rockingham 10 as part of team UKRunChat, and I jumped at the chance to do what I was anticipating would be a fast 10k for what would be my PB race of the season. I'm generally a trail runner and don't do many races, so I wasnt … Continue reading A windy one!