Rockalily Cuts

If you’ve been following me for a while, you will be aware that I really love my hair. And if you’re not aware, just look to the side panel. Yep, that’s me. A walking, talking mermaid. People often ask me where I get my hair done and it’s often got me shout outs in races. When I’m in town, people stop to chat. It’s a great conversation starter and the truth is, I feel more like me when I have colour in my hair. So in the current absence of running, while I’m on the… View Post

Life on the injury bench

My next blog post was supposed to be an update on my training for the Tallinn Marathon in September. Or it was supposed to be an announcement on my big target for next year. Unfortunately, both of those things are now on hold. I’m hopeful of next year’s goal, but I don’t want to announce it until I’m sure I can work for it. Yep. I’m on the injury bench and I am more than a little bit frustrated about it.     I have been struggling a bit in this hot weather to run,… View Post

Hiking in the Alps with Quechua

If you’re a regular shopper in Decathlon, you may have heard of Quechua. One of Decathlon’s in-house brands, they are based at the foot of Mont Blanc in Sallanches, next door to the Decathlon Mountain Store. Surrounded by the glorious mountains, this is the perfect base for them to develop their hiking products, which are designed and tested in-house. Their head office is shared with Wed’ze, who were born from Quechua in 2007 and focus on ski and snowboarding activities.     Last month, along with some other bloggers, I was invited to spend a… View Post

Notfast 10k 2018 Run Report

Over the weekend, I decided to take part in the Notfast 10k in Newark. I am currently marathon training and this was my first race since having pneumonia last year. The Notfast 10k is organised by Notfast Running Club and needless to say, I took the “Notfast” aspect very seriously indeed.     I had about 8 miles to do on the plan over the weekend and I opted for junior parkrun with Rose in Newark, followed by a quick drive over to Newark Rugby Club, the start and finish point of the race. This… View Post

Sherwood Pines parkrun report

A couple of weeks back, I had planned to visit Rother Valley parkrun so that I could make it onto the parkrun “most events” table. For the unaware, once you have run in 20 different UK venues, you make the board. Alas, I got up a bit too late to get there in time so a quick change of plan took me to Sherwood Pines parkrun instead.     Sherwood Pines parkrun is held in Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Mansfield. I was excited to try it out as it is a one lap course… View Post