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

Clumber Park parkrun report

It was a busy weekend of parkrun last week. As well as taking Rose to Newark junior parkrun, I finally got the opportunity to visit Clumber Park parkrun. This was to be my second parkrun of the year, my 19th venue and my 58th parkrun.     Clumber Park is a stunning National Trust country park near Worksop in Nottinghamshire. We’ve visited a couple of times for a picnic and Rose often visits with her childminder, but this was to be my first time finally getting to run. We drove over, intending to stay for… View Post

Newark junior parkrun report

Now Rose is four, I have been desperate to take her to junior parkrun. For those who are unaware, junior parkrun is the little sibling of parkrun. It’s held on Sunday mornings for those aged 4-14 and it’s a free, timed, 2km run. Rose loves running around at school and playing outside but she hasn’t really shown much interest in running until recently when she looked at me and asked if she could come out for a run with me. So off we went and Rose did her first mile. We went again the following… View Post