Completing my First Ultramarathon as a Breastfeeding Mum: the Chiltern Ridge 50km Ultra Trail – Fitness Article

Running an ultramarathon has been on my bucket list for way too long, and I finally decided that 2019 was going to be the year to cross off this item from my list of goals. Running an ultra as the mum of a 6 month old baby seemed like a crazy idea, however, I convinced myself that circumstances were never going to be perfect to train for or to complete such an event, so I might as well do it…

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Magical Bluebell Forest Run: Ibstone Circle 10k Race – Fitness Article

The last Sunday of April 2019 appeared to be super popular for running races – it is not only the iconic London Marathon that took place that day, but also two local races to me: the Danesfield Dash 10k and the Ibstone Circle 10k. I had not got into the VLM through the ballot and I had run Danesfield twice already, so I ended up toeing up the start line at Ibstone Common on that cloudy morning. The iconic common…

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Turning Up the Gear: Datchet Dashers 20-Mile Training Run – Fitness Article

I would like to kick off this blog post with some breaking news! I have finally joined a proper running club after having been a runner for over 10 years. Now that I have got my running mojo back following my pregnancy, I joined the Marlow Striders Club in March. My Hubby has been a member for about a year now and I have also met lots of people through their various social events and get-togethers over the past year.…

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My First Maverick Running Adventure: Original Buckinghamshire Half Marathon – Fitness Article

After having Alex last November, I decided to focus on taking my running off the roads and into the countryside. My motivation behind this initially was to take off the pressure to be able to run at a particular pace whilst getting back into shape after pregnancy, and being able to focus more on enjoying the scenery. The beauty of running in nature is that the challenge is navigating different terrains and weather conditions, not necessarily racing against the clock.…

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