This weekend I ran in my first trail race. The event was part of the Rat Race Trailblazer series, in association with Runner's World; held in Bedgebury Forest, just outside of Tunbridge Wells, it was the perfect setting on the most beautiful, sunny day. I entered the race with my Tough Mudder pals, Lucy and [...]

All gear and no idea

This was a phrase that R introduced me to at a recent race as we were warming up together and watching the other runners as they arrived. The last few races that I've entered have been small, club-run events, set up for people training for a marathon. As a non-club runner this has been particularly terrifying: [...]

Two weeks, two half marathons, two very different races

Last week was a good week for running. A filming project for work at the start of the week gave me two, much needed, enforced rest days after last Sunday's half marathon. By Wednesday, however, even with an impending cold, I was chomping at the bit to get out on a run and enjoyed a [...]

The final countdown

It's the final countdown before race day. I've been feeling a bit low on energy these last couple of weeks so in an attempt to get myself on form I've been on the vitamin b complex and Berocca, plus plenty of iron rich foods. The efficacy of these tactics are unproven, but I like to [...]