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

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

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

Summer running tips

Anyone else singing summer running to the tune of “summer lovin’?” No? Just me then. Saturday saw me run my 44th parkrun, so I’m well on the road to 50 now. I missed a couple of weeks due to bowling and other activities, but I am still on target for 50 by the time I go to Guernsey in September. parkrun 44 was run in a time of 32:17 and I have to confess that I felt tired in the last 2km and felt quite ill afterwards. If you’re based in the UK, you will… View Post

Why runners should cut their toenails

Don’t worry, I’m going to spare you the photos of my manky toenails. Nobody needs to see them. Unless you’ve got a foot fetish, in which case, there’s websites catering for that. But I am going to talk to you about the importance of cutting your toenails. Especially if you’re a runner. It’s so easy to forget and most of us don’t do it as often as we should, but the fact remains that too-long toenails can completely ruin a run. Why? Feet move when we run. Too-long toenails will rub against neighbouring toes. If… View Post