I didn't really have a plan for 2016 except to keep running every day for as long as I possibly could, make the 100 parkruns club, and finally achieve that sub 50 minute 10k. I had started a year long runstreak 62 days earlier on 31st October after a chance meeting with runstreak legend himself, … Continue reading My 2016 highlights
If you're thinking of tackling your first ultra soon, the most important thing to remember about ultras is that it's going to take you a long time to recover. Longer than you think. This may seem like a glib statement. You're embarking on an epic distance; of course it's going to take a while to recover … Continue reading The road to recovery. (The bit after an ultramarathon that nobody tells you about)
What an exciting post to have to write! It's been just under a year since I launched Miles with Michelle with a beginners' group in Lincoln that quickly grew into 4 groups a week, lots of online clients wanting training plans, and so many new friends. I feel like I've been doing this job forever, … Continue reading Miles with Michelle is launching in Bolton!
I feel numb. Ever since 3am Sunday morning, when I crossed the finish line of the 100km Race to the Stones, I have been trying to process what I have achieved. Part of me thinks 19 hours is a terrible time so I feel foolish for having put myself through this challenge in the first … Continue reading Testing my limits – Race to the Stones 100km
I had been looking forward to the race ALL year. I had been eyeing it up for a couple of years and liked the concept of a timed stage race, but I had never got around to entering it. In fact, this year I had already entered a local 10 miler on the same day, … Continue reading Round Sheffield Run
As a keen runner, and a running coach, I LIVE in my running kit with my Lycra on a constant cycle through run, wash, dry, run, wash, dry, so I am always on the lookout for great, comfortable kit that does a good job. Shock Absorber is up there with the top sports bra brands, … Continue reading Why run when you can fly? Review: Shock Absorber’s Ultimate Fly Bra
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I am an avid parkrun tourist currently totalling 31 different events. You can read my blog about why I love parkrun tourism here, but I also thought other tourists may like to read my own very personal guide to the events I have … Continue reading My pocket guide to parkruns
A wise man once said, "You will never be able to escape your heart, so it is better to listen to what it has to say." (Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist) Which is why, in a little over 3 weeks time, I'll be in a field somewhere in the Chiltern hills ready to put one foot … Continue reading Be brave, take risks: why I’m racing 100km to the stones