Layer up and keep warm

The coffee chains have rolled out their Christmas cups. The shops are full of festive knitwear. I’ve had to de-ice my car windscreen twice this week. It’s officially winter. I may not be a fan of the dark nights, but I really love running in cold weather. It means I keep moving – it’s too […] Read more…

Review: Unilite headtorch

The clocks have changed, it’s officially Autumn, time to dig out the winter running wear and the hi-vis. It’s important to stay safe and visible when running at night – see this post for tips on staying safe in the dark. I live in a rural area, my street has no streetlights. (I’m still using this […] Read more…

Taste test: Nutreelife protein bars

It’s been noted previously on this blog, that I like to eat. If I’m honest, my love of food is mainly the reason I run.This week I’ve been taste testing a new brand – Nutreelife protein bars. Rather than use soy or whey, these bars contain pea protein – which I’ve never had before so […] Read more…

Race Review: Leeds #tough10 2017

Last Saturday my friends and I took part in Tough 10 at Roundhay Park in Leeds. It was part of a series of  #tough10 challenges taking place all over the country in aid of Cancer Research. There are no obstacles in these events – just a chance to take on some of the UK’s toughest […] Read more…

Autumn training

Autumn has arrived. My race diary is empty until next year and my marathon training plan doesn’t start just yet. What now? Time to ‘fall’ in love with running again… Here are my plans for the Autumn season. Build up the mileage up again.  For me, autumn is more of a bearable temperature for running – […] Read more…

Race Review: Yorkshire 10 Mile 2017

What do you do if you are unprepared for a race? Turn up and run it anyway! I wasn’t feeling this one: I’d been very lazy. I’d been short on time. I was exhausted. I hadn’t done enough training. I’d eaten far too many doughnuts. It’s a hometown event, I wouldn’t miss it for the […] Read more…

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