trail running

Making the most of the UK; a weekend hiking, running and swimming Snowdon – Poppy Cross – Fitness Article

Sometimes the best things in life are right under your nose and you don’t even know it. I’ll be the first to admit that I can be quick to hop onto a plane in hot pursuit of heat and sunshine. Sometimes a SOS to the sun is needed for my soul as well as my skin and sometimes I just want to be far away from the routine of every day. I want to immerse myself in a different world…

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Racing is why we do what we do…and the older you get the longer you need to go ! – Running Fitness Article

Racing can be fun, albeit for the first 100m’s…. the closest I got to eventual winner Nic Harman.   Last weekend was the Bridges 10k where I managed to win my age group with a respectable finishing time of 35:55, albeit a minute slower than last year. The field was loaded this year , where as last year I was 8th , this year I was 33rd and well and truly beaten by two women. In my defence the two…

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Gifting the Run Happy Experience – Running Fitness Article

Can you describe a “run happy” moment? That was the question asked of me back in June when I was sitting at Brooks HQ in Seattle (surrounded by my fellow Run Happy Ambassadors). My answer included a moment with my (almost) 7-year old daughter and coaching her Track & Field team. But the larger take-away for me was the importance of the question being asked. Being a part of the Brooks Run Happy Ambassador team has been an amazing experience.…

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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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