My first aquathon

Yesterday, I took part in my first Aquathon. I’ve debated whether or not to write about it. I wanted to blog about my experiences, then I completed the event and didn’t want to, then I changed my mind. Lucy of Paddle, Peddle, Pace posted on Facebook that her club Havering Tri were organising an Aquathon with a choice of distances. I fancied doing something different and despite being a pretty terrible swimmer, I decided to have a go at the super sprint distance (200m swim, 3k run). My technique is poor and I get tired… View Post

Spitfire Scramble 2016 Race Report

Following our success at Spitfire Scramble last year, we couldn’t wait to run again this year! We were a slightly smaller team this year, going with 6 runners, but we were excited and raring to go. Unfortunately, my husband’s scheduling error left me in a position where I had to go over on Sunday instead of Saturday with the rest of the girls, which wasn’t ideal, but the rest of the team were just AWESOME. Spitfire Scramble is a 24 hour relay race, held from noon until noon. Runners can run in teams, as a… View Post

How Runners Can Cope with Plantar Fasciitis

Collaborative post Any type of injury or pain to your foot is going to be disastrous for runners. The worst will always spring to mind – “What if I can never run again?!” However, as a regular runner, it’s likely you’re going to experience some type of foot pain over the years. One of the most common is plantar fasciitis – which can be both painful and limiting. Let’s take a look at what plantar fasciitis is, how it can be treated, and how runners can cope with the condition.   What is Plantar Fasciitis?… View Post

parkrun 45: Burgess parkrun report

I’m still on my quest to run my 50th parkrun in Guernsey and my most recent was Burgess parkrun.  My Saturdays ran away with me a little bit and I left myself in a position where I couldn’t miss ANY Saturday’s. Last weekend, I was scheduled to run the Spitfire Scramble and had planned to return to Harrow Lodge parkrun on the Saturday before the run. However, a scheduling error led to disaster with my husband being away and messing up my Spitfire and parkrun plans. I threw my toys out of the pram and… View Post

The true cost of becoming an Olympian

Post in collaboration with Voucherbox. I’m sure you’ve watched some of the footage from Rio and like me, have been in awe of the incredible feats achieved by the athletes. It’s incredible to think of the time and dedication put in, not to mention the cost. I dread to think of the amount of money I have spent on tenpin bowling over the years – it has to be a healthy 5 figure sum when I factor in equipment cost, trips abroad, etc. Yet that totally pales into significance when you consider the estimated cost… View Post