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)
I can't remember the exact moment I decided I was a trail runner; it's been more of a gradual awakening as I fell in love with trails and out of love with roads. If you have never tried it before, here are 10 reasons why I think you should. Beautiful views everywhere you look. There … Continue reading Ten reasons to try trail running
I remember many years ago, while I was out walking up Ingleborough in the pouring rain one August bank holiday, and I saw two fell runners pass us, in shorts and vest, heading up the hill. "I'd never be able to do that," I recall saying to my husband, as they trotted past us. Yesterday, … Continue reading Grindleford Gallop
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.
Sterydry U.K. were looking for #OutdoorBloggers to try out their new shoe drying and deodorising product so as a keen trail runner I got in touch and volunteered to test it out. I was quite excited to receive the product - it was packaged up in a really nice box - and I was … Continue reading No more newspaper!