Running jealousy

No, honestly, running jealousy IS a “thing”. Actually, it could also be defined as FOMO (fear of missing out if you’re not down with the kids like me*), but I’m a running blogger and not 18 so we’ll go with running jealousy.     As regular readers know, I have been suffering a bit after my illness in June. It appears that pneumonia and a fractured rib can really knock you for a long time. I haven’t really been back running, although I did try at the Spitfire Scramble. I have vocalised how not exercising… View Post

Spitfire Scramble 2017 Review

Otherwise known as, “I spent 24 hours in a field in Essex”. I LOVE the Spitfire Scramble. I ran in 2015 and 2016 as part of UK Fitness Bloggers. This year, I ran with my friend Corey as a female pairs team. It’s a wonderful race and is the only 24 hour relay race for runners in London. Held in Hornchurch Country Park, the off-road route takes in a 5.7 mile loop of the park. Participants camp on site and the entry fee includes two nights of camping (Friday and Saturday).       Corey… View Post

Running boredom

No, I’m not bored with running. I’m bored with not running.     I’ve talked many times before about falling in and out of love of running. Typically, now I have a break forced on me, I’ve got itchy feet, the grass is greener and I want to run. I think it’s going to be another 4 weeks or so before I am allowed to get back out there again, which is less than ideal with Beachy Head in October. I’ve also had to completely rethink my goal race, Spitfire Scramble, which is just a… View Post

Revising a race plan

Sometimes, despite your best intentions, you have to revise a race plan. And that’s exactly what I am having to do with the upcoming Spitfire Scramble in 2 weeks time. Corey and I are running as a female pair and we were eying up a place on the podium. We weren’t going for times, we were just going to keep moving and rack up as many laps as possible, not caring about the time taken for each individual loop. Each loop is 5.9 miles. Corey wants to do 8 loops (she has got this!) and… View Post

Race report: Needles Cross Country 10k

As part of my fantastic trip to the Isle of Wight Festival of Running, I took part in the first ever Needles Cross Country 10k. The Needles XC Half Marathon is a very popular race on the Isle of Wight and is known as one of the toughest and most beautiful half marathons in the country. This year, as part of the Isle of Wight Festival of Running, they also did a 5k, 10k and full marathon version. I opted to take part in the 10k to try to get my legs used to running… View Post