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…

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…

Race Report: The Annecy Half Marathon

This past weekend, I finally got to race my goal HM in Annecy in the French Alps. The whole weekend was absolutely nothing like I’d anticipated. Get a cup of a tea and settle back for the tale. The Dream I have always felt that Annecy was my dream town. It’s in France – I…

Race recap: The Salisbury 10-miler

A few times in a runner’s lifetime, the race magic really kicks in. I can think of twice before when I’ve felt incredible for the whole race – the Healdsburg Half Marathon and the Ayala Cove trail race. Well yesterday was one of those races when everything feels awesome.Even this morning as I press publish,…

‘Race’ recap: Bushy Park parkrun

I wouldn’t usually write a ‘race recap’ of a parkrun but I did approach this particular run as I would a race, so I thought it merited a post of its own. My training plan called for me to run this as a tempo run. I’d warm up for a couple of miles, run this…

‘Race’ report: Boxing Day Canal Relay!

Hey people! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! It was lovely being home for Christmas. December was very bittersweet as we missed the California traditions we’d grown to love and I was a bit homesick for SF. But as expected, Christmas itself was pretty much perfect, spending the morning at our new home, having lunch…

Race Report: Avebury 8 (nine)

This morning, the Husband and I ran the Avebury 8. This is a local trail race put on by the Marlborough Running Club, of which I have been a proud, enthusiastic member for two whole weeks! It starts and finishes in the tiny village of Avebury, which is home to a really spectacular and important…

Alabama

I was VERY excited to go to Alabama for one main reason… Yes, there was a lot of singing. We’ve noticed that since Louisiana, the states seem to look fairly similar. Very lush and green. Lots of trees and vegetation. Long motorways lined with greenery on either side. It’s really very pretty. We drove through…

Race Report: Healdsburg Half Marathon

It was awesome, I PR’d.  Quick version Fell apart at mile 8. Didn’t PR. Cried a bit. Wonderful friends cheered me up. Long Version.  My goal was very clear going into this race. I wanted to PR. My training had mostly been awesome, I felt as good as I have for a long time now…

‘Race’ report: The Tour de Tahoe

Last Sunday, the Husband and I cycled the Tour de Tahoe – a 71 mile  ride around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe. This has been something we have wanted to do ever since we first saw the gorgeousness that is Tahoe so we were really excited to finally do it. We opted to pay for…

Race Recap: Danville 10k

On Saturday, I raced the Danville 10k! This was my Q2 goal race, building on my 5k PR in the first quarter of the year. Before I go any further, I need to talk about my existing 10k PR a bit – sorry about this. I set my PR in February 2014 at Bay Breeze when…