Life

Why I want it all, but not right now

I want to do it all! From exploring the world in my trail shoes, to creating my own home in the countryside and having a fulfilling career. And obviously not forgetting spreading my love for adventure!

Race

My Ultra Tour of Arran

I’ve started trying to write this blog a ridiculous amount of times, how on earth do I sum up my full ultra-training and ultra-running experience in one post? The whole thing currently feels like this amazing, surreal and emotional bubble. I’m almost too scared to believe it’s all true in case it pops.

Training

Oversharing FAQs for long-distance running

From, “how do you find new routes?” to “how do you avoid running chafe? Over the last couple of years I’ve had a quite a few questions about how I personally train for long distance races including my most recent challenge, my first ultra-marathon.

Race

Foxtrail Half Marathon 2018

Last Saturday marked the first event in my running calendar for 2018 and it was a welcome return to the Foxtrail Winter Running Series. I took part in their Nocturnal Ultra Relay last December, and am now hooked on their events!

Life, Training

Harassment and Running- Update

A year ago I voiced my opinion on the fact that harassment when out running is unacceptable. It frustrated me how in general, the advice given was around runners changing their behaviour. The way these messages were communicated could, in my opinion, instil fear and even stop people from discovering the physical and mental health benefits of running.

Life

The power of the positive no

I’m crap at saying no. As are many people. Whether it’s to a social event, race, new running shoes or that extra slice of cake…I’m likely to say yes yes yes and then end up overwhelmed with plans, skint and lost in a post cake sugar haze. With resolution season upon us it doesn’t surprise me the amount of them…

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Life

Festivities, Mince Pies and Pressure

Disclaimer, I do love Christmas- I promise! Mince pies, snuggling up, seeing all your favourite people, what’s not to love about the festive season? On paper, December has everything you could wish for, but the reality can be a bit different. Kind of like when you see a flashy “perfect” photo shared on Instagram but it’s actually been photoshopped to…

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Race

A Foxy Awesome Weekend

In 2015 I fell in love with running. But what I didn’t quite prepare myself for was falling in love with the community that surrounds it. And last weekend spent at the Foxtrail Winter Running Series encapsulated everything that the running community is all about. With trails, hugs, massive achievements, friends, Project Awesome and multiple high-fives, I’d quite like to…

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