Training

What do you do after you cancel all your big races?

Rewind back to May and you’d find me skipping around the flat excited about signing up for Glencoe Marathon and Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra. They were going to be my next big challenges! Glencoe with the most elevation I’d take on and Jedburgh at the longest mileage. Fast forward to August and you’d find me skipping around the flat with…

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Race

Mud at Muckle Toon Half Marathon

Big events can offer a lot (they got me into running in the first place) but it’s the small community lead races that normally end up having a special place in my heart. And Muckle Toon Half Marathon this weekend was a prime example of everything that I love about the trail running community. At only ¬£20 for a ticket…

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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.