Trail run series – Santa Run.

Today was the final run event/race of the year for me - the Stockton Trail series Santa run! Little 5k Trail, on uneven, muddy, slightly tarmacked and some wooden boards for surfaces. A few inclines but after the Hamsterly 5miler inclines and hills have changed in my mind! Just over two weeks ago I had… Continue reading Trail run series – Santa Run.


Croft 5k and other ramblings

We're a week into December and I haven't ran for a whole week! I'm on antibiotics and they're knocking me sick. Even if they weren't giving me a nausea feeling I wouldn't be able to run anyway. I've missed yoga, JuJitsu, Pilates and the gym too. Que pulling my hair out! I'm hoping I'll be… Continue reading Croft 5k and other ramblings


Fast vs slow, talent vs training – but we’re all in this together.

There's a load of who-har going around social media at the moment about fast runners vs slow runners and it's grinding me. You run, therefore you are a runner. Fast runners do run drills. Slow runners do run drills. Fast runners cross train. Slow runners cross train. Fast runners put the time in. Slow runners… Continue reading Fast vs slow, talent vs training – but we’re all in this together.


Winter Trail Series – Race One

The local Winter Trail Series started on Sunday. Last year I took part in about 2/6 and this year I hope to get to pretty much all of them. I set off on Sunday a little apprehensive; I hurt my shoulder two weeks ago doing a forward roll and although it had been getting better… Continue reading Winter Trail Series – Race One


Parkrun Ramblings

Recently I've been putting Parkrun into my calendar as I used to enjoy doing these a couple of years ago. I also figured Parkrun tourism would be great too! So recently I've traveled out of town and enjoy one not so far away. It's two laps, mix terrain but mostly gravel and tarmac. However I… Continue reading Parkrun Ramblings


My MyProtein snack experiment!

So, I need to shred a few pounds. It's no lie. I can't fit into some of my clothes, I feel unhealthy and apparently the scale says so... I'm a veggie. I have followed the vegetarian way for the past 4+ years and I won't pretend looking for high protein, low carb foods and snacks… Continue reading My MyProtein snack experiment!


My first 5 miler of the year!

So far this year I've really struggled with shin pain after running. So for the good majority I've only managed to achieve a mile or so a week. The past couple of months I've been able to increase my mileage slowly. By slowly I mean slowly! That and a careful mix of deciding whether the… Continue reading My first 5 miler of the year!


Ali Brownlee 5k Race Review

It's been nearly a week since I headed out of town for the Ali Brownlee 5k so I thought it's about time for a race review! When I signed up I thought I would be running 5k's for fun. The gym was going well, I was feeling positive. However, it's been swings and roundabouts as… Continue reading Ali Brownlee 5k Race Review


A few core tips I’ve picked up on the way…

Hello, A quick update after the beach running; I struggled for the past few days bearing weight properly so out goes my plan for this week! I made it to the gym today for arms, core and cardio. So for arms and core, I constructed a circuit which included moves to work the bicep, shoulder,… Continue reading A few core tips I’ve picked up on the way…


The grand mistake of beach running – but the views were nice!

Sunday swim was swapped for run day, since we we're headed to the coast. I thought I'd try my hand at beach running. Them Instagram posts make it look cool and fun. Here's what happened... I was sat about in the sun for a little while before I ran. It was football tournament day and… Continue reading The grand mistake of beach running – but the views were nice!