New year, new me, right? I was pretty happy with the old me, or the current me actually. All our screens are filled with everyone announcing the New Years resolutions and companies advertising how this is the year you change, but change can be made at anytime of the year, if you should want to … Continue reading No New Year Resolutions Here
A giant wall nearly 30 feet high stretching 5,000 miles through Northern China built in the Ming Dynasty to keep invaders out and now a UNESCO site, many parts are through tough, rugged mountainous terrain....perfect for a marathon right? With 20,000+ steps traversing the Gubeikou and Jinshanling sections of the Great Wall on both older … Continue reading I came and I conquered!
“I don’t think I can do this Dion! It’s too much, this race is too much. I’m not strong enough for a race like this”. It’s 70km into Oman by UTMB and I’m crying uncontrollably into my phone having called my husband in a blind panic. I’m 360 degrees out of my comfort zone and … Continue reading Going off the grid
I. Loved. Every. Single. Minute. A marathon of true beauty! Marathon du Mont Blanc is more than just a race, this is a party of trail running that takes place in one of THE Mecca’s of the sport, Chamonix. Traversing through the awe inspiring nature reserve, The Aiguilles Rouges, this event has eight various trail … Continue reading Why you simply HAVE to run the Marathon du Mont Blanc
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
Tizi means mountain pass in Morocco, but this event could easily be called ‘Sahib n Trail’ meaning friends & trails. Imagine a lovely long weekend away in the sun, running undiscovered and remote trails in a country full of culture and colour. Add to this the security and comfort of a fully supported event where … Continue reading Morocco Tizi n Trail 2018
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
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
I'm not really sure what drew me to sign up for The Fling, a 53 mile race from Milngavie to Tyndrum along the West Highland Way, considering I don't do a lot of local races, preferring to race abroad, and also that the WHW is part of my regular training run but for some reason … Continue reading Ding! Ding! I did The Fling!
After such a big year in 2016, particularly with my personal challenge of running #500kin5days with Marina Ranger in Simply Runderful; my body needed a rest. So did my heart and my mind. I'd had a lot going on in the back end of the year with my husband, Dion living in China from August until … Continue reading Making Plans