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

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

My Summer Challenge

I’m someone who loves a challenge. Tell me I can’t do something and I’ll immediately try to do it. What can I say, I’m competitive? Although I’m a bit of a princess in that I’m not a huge fan of camping and I don’t like mud, one of my favourite races is the 24 hour Spitfire Scramble held in Hornchurch, East London every summer. I ran this in 2015 and in 2016 with a team of fitness bloggers and this year is going to be the biggest challenge yet.     Originally, I thought I… 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

Last minute tips for a 24 hour relay …

Are you taking part in Spitfire Scramble this weekend and frantically doing last-minute packing? Or maybe you’re doing a 24 hour relay race later on in the year and are wondering what to pack. I took part in my first ever 24 hour relay last year and it was a lot of fun. I also learned a lot about what to pack, what NOT to pack and what you need to be prepared for. Prepare for the weather You can’t trust British weather. And you can’t always trust weather forecasts. Pack sun cream, but also… View Post