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

Top Tip For Travelling: Travel Insurance

Okay, so I may not be a travel blogger, although I do have an “active travel” tab above, but following the events of the past week, I felt this was an important post to write about the importance of travel insurance. I’ve been fortunate enough this year to have the opportunity to do a bit of travelling, my most recent trip being to Malta. I love the island, the climate is divine and the people are so warm and welcoming. I last visited in 2005 when I bowled in the u24 Malta Open Championships, placing… View Post

Medina IOW parkrun on tour report

I’m back from a fantastic weekend in the Isle of Wight, thanks to Visit IOW and the Isle of Wight Festival of Running.     My friend Jo and I have been working our way around the little islands, checking off parkruns in the name of tourism. On Saturday, we checked off Medina IOW. Medina IOW is an interesting one. For most of the year, it’s run in Newport. However, they have a second location in Ryde when Medina can’t be used. Jo and I lucked out and got to experience the alternative location starting… View Post

Isle of Wight Festival of Running

A while back, I wrote about a list of marathons that I would love to cross off my bucket list. While Isle Of Wight wasn’t one of them, I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to go there this weekend for the Isle of Wight Festival of Running with my friend Jo.     This is a brand new event organised by the West Wight Sports & Community Centre, encompassing the iconic Needles XC Half Marathon, as well as the first Needles XC Marathon. For those looking for shorter distances, 5k and 10k options… View Post