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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

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

30 miles before the taper

30 miles before the taper

Tapering before a big race is something I’ve always had mixed views about. It’s sort of (well, is) essential in the lead up to a race, but having got into a pattern of running six days a week for the past few months, reducing this can feel like something’s a bit out of place. Add … Continue reading

Yoga and running

I’ll let you in on a secret. It’s one of those things that everyone does but no-one talks about. But it’s something that has really helped my running recently. I’ve been racking up the runs over the past few weeks as my two ultras approach and, for some reason, I’ve barely noticed the fact that I’ve … Continue reading

Running: A new approach

Running: A new approach

Hopefully you’re reading this post because you like running. That’s great, because I like running too, and that’s what this is all about. But recently, I started thinking about my relationship with running. It’s probably fair to say that, like most people, it’s actually more of a love hate affair. I often struggle with the part preceding … Continue reading

The Big British Adventure

In a world where it’s increasingly hard to fundraise for charity just by running marathons, (when I ran London I resorted to bribing people with cake) I’ve read a lot of remarkable stories about people really stepping up and using it as an opportunity to take on amazing challenges. Enter Ness Knight. I came across … Continue reading