Those familiar, yet strangely unfamiliar sounds fill my ears. Music playing, announcer on the loudspeaker, clapping and the chatter from runners as they made their way past me to the start line. With the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19 this was my first ‘actual’ race of the year, it’s the 19th of September, 12 months minus … Continue reading The Gift of the Georgia Jewel
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The UltraXperience – Sri Lanka
‘Come on! Come on!’ The shouts and cheers from the local families were ringing in my ears. ‘Splash!’ Another bucket of water drenched me along with the sound of laughing and squealing from the group of local kids that had thrown it on me. The inaugural Ultra X Sri Lanka 250k over 5 days was … Continue reading The UltraXperience – Sri Lanka
We wouldn’t want it to be easy, would we?
A year ago I witnessed my husband, Dion; tackle ,suffer and ultimately complete the HURT 100 where in the days after this accomplishment he said to me in all honesty ‘I don’t think you could finish this race’. He said this with 2 meanings; firstly he knew that kind of talk would challenge me to … Continue reading We wouldn’t want it to be easy, would we?
TransGranCanaria Take 2
After having completed the Transgrancanaria (TGC) 125km race in 2015 by the skin of my teeth against the cut off time I was keen to go back and run it again and improve on my last experience. This time however I decided to ‘only’ sign up for the 62km version as I thought this would … Continue reading TransGranCanaria Take 2
Burgos Ultra Stage Race
The dark sky was tinged with the promise of the day ahead as the deep sound of the beating drums and horns emanated from the forest. Our group of 23 runners walked purposefully towards the sounds with some trepidation and nervousness of what lay ahead. We had come from all parts of the world to … Continue reading Burgos Ultra Stage Race
I get asked a lot of questions and see the same on social media about how to manage the whole 'running' thing from how to fit it all in and how to keep the body fit and well so I put a few thoughts online. What does my average training week look like? My average … Continue reading Run Talk
Great Glen Ultra
Named as one of Scotland's toughest running challenges, the Great Glen Ultra starts at Fort William and covers 72 miles/116km and 9,300 feet/2,000m of climbing along the Great Glen Way all the way to Inverness. It's a long way to drive, let alone run! I had a tough day out there on the route and … Continue reading Great Glen Ultra
Be the fittest you in 2017! #Run1000miles
Check out my video and join the challenge to #Run1000miles in 2017 and be the fittest you ever! Sign up here. https://youtu.be/AKK4yoh10EE
I’m built for endurance, not for speed. Looking at my racing CV you will see that 10km distances don’t feature on my race calendar, but when I heard about a wee local 10km race around the Lochore Meadows Country Park I thought this might be a good option for me to put my ‘speed’ to … Continue reading Lochore 10km