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Race report: The Budapest marathon

You learn something new every time you run a marathon and as I made a beeline for the Portaloos at kilometre 12 of Budapest, I wondered what it was that I should avoid eating next time around. It could have been the pre-race pasta party at the expo the day before, where a choice of sweet … Continue reading

Is it really all about quality over quantity?

The expression ‘quality over quantity’ is frequently used where running and exercise are concerned and why on earth not, you might say. We’re all busy people so it makes sense that we use our time as efficiently as possible. Plus, by following this approach we reduce the risk of injury through overtraining and increase our chance of meeting … Continue reading

A yoga sequence for runners

I’ve been doing yoga regularly for about four months now and I bloody love it. When I started I felt self-conscious in classes, but as I’ve learned the poses and gained a bit more focus for my practice and I really couldn’t care less if the person next to me can contort her/himself into a pretzel … Continue reading

Race report: The Toad Challenge

Race report: The Toad Challenge

Say the words ‘enjoyable’ and ‘run 90 miles’ in the same sentence and most people look at you in a funny way. But what can I say; the Toad Challenge really was no ordinary race. A three day EPIC adventure along the Thames towpath from Oxford to Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, it started with several months … Continue reading

Race e-guide: Seville marathon

Race e-guide: Seville marathon

Fancy running a race which is pancake-flat and takes in lots of wonderful city sights? Where entry is a bargain (especially considering the size of the pasta party) and the weather is pretty much guaranteed to be nice (in February!)? Then look no further than the next race e-guide installment. When I traveled over to … Continue reading

The Toad – T minus two days

The Toad – T minus two days

I don’t often write about big races before the event. Although I wouldn’t say I was superstitious, I suppose it can feel like I’m tempting fate a little by committing thoughts to words. On Friday, I’ll be embarking on my first ever multi-day ultra race. I’ll be spending the day on my feet, fuelled by … Continue reading

Race Report: The Bacchus Marathon

Race Report: The Bacchus Marathon

It’s not often you can say you’re bullied into drinking alcohol by children. During a marathon. But on Sunday, I ran into a fuel station on the Bacchus marathon to a chorus of children holding out cups of wine, chanting, “Try it, it’s good for you!” It’s not often you get to run alongside people … Continue reading

Grab yourself a brand new blog header!

Grab yourself a brand new blog header!

So guess what, people? My pal Nicola who draws lots of cool stuff like cats and unicorns has started doing blog headers. They’re available from her Etsy shop for just £20! This offer is limited to five; once these have sold out the price will increase to £30, so get over there sharp. The header … Continue reading