Race Report: Savernake 10k

In the middle of Savernake Forest is a tiny little primary school. It’s surrounded by fields and forests and seems straight out of a fairy-tale. However fairy-tales always need funding so this primary school set up a 10k race with a 3k as well…and runners across the county came to support it! I decided to…

Making good choices

This week, I made a very grown-up decision as regards my running. For the past few weeks, I’ve been seeing a chiropractor about my right leg. I broke it skiing in 2008 and have a pin down the tibia, screwed in at the knee and the ankle. It works pretty well, it’s not held me…

June running

June saw a definite shift in my running pattern this year. After six months of running all the miles, working hard towards some kind of Half Marathon PR, June edged into different territory. Racing I raced twice (kind of three times) in June. The first was the Lacock HM which was really disappointing for me….

Race Report: Longest Day 10k

So my last blog post was a sad, depressing tale of a sad, depressing half-marathon. This is the tale of a surprisingly fun, fast 10k! On Wednesday night, I joined several members of the Marlborough Running Club to run the Longest Day 10k on a balmy Wednesday evening in the nearby town of Chippenham. It…

Race Report: Lacock Half Marathon

I don’t really know where to start with this – so I’ll give the short version first. I was rubbish. 1.59. Now I’m not saying that 1.59 is a rubbish time – we all know that everyone has their own speed; some people were born faster, some people were born slower. But when you’ve worked…

May running

May was an absolute cracker of a month for running, I loved it so much. This was mainly due to the splendiferous weather that we enjoyed for most of the month. After a long, tough, miserable winter, May was a blaze of sunshine and gloriousness, and it made running absolutely blissful. All the flowers came…

A sightseeing tour of London!

Of all the things I miss about California, it’s my friends I miss the most. And of all the friends I miss from California, it’s my running friends I miss the most. And of all my running friends from California that I miss, it’s my Crazy Cat Ladies and my beloved early-morning-run-buddy Lisa that I…

Snowdon

Last weekend, I ticked something off my list that I’d been meaning to do for a long time – climb Mount Snowdon. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales – it’s 1,085m/3,560ft high and is located in Snowdonia National Park. We started planning the trip back in January with my cousin Rick, his lovely wife…

100 miles!

Last month, my dear friend Kate ran her first 100 miler. Yep, one hundred flipping miles! On foot. Running! One hundred miles. She ran the Beyond Limits Ultra  in the San Jacinto Mountains in Southern California, near where Kate lives. For those of us who love the ultra-running, trail-running scene, running 100 miles is a…

Race Report: Harewood Forest 10k

Last weekend was a Bank Holiday weekend and it co-incided with the most beautiful weather we’ve had in the UK since we moved back. I believe it was the hottest Bank Holiday Monday since records began or something lovely. It was 26C and it was bliss. My boys abandoned me and headed up to London…