The 3 Peaks Challenge

After months and months of planning it was finally here! The final arrangements were made, the minibus was packed, and then we were off on the long drive up to Fort William ready to start the next morning. This blog … Continue reading

It’s happening this Saturday!!

Ahhhh! I’m doing the Three Peaks Challenge this Saturday!! Months of planning and training and it’s here. It’s happening THIS WEEKEND! The Three Peaks Challenge has always been something I wanted to do but I never knew if I’d actually … Continue reading

What I learnt from running 16 miles

I did it, I ran to parkrun, ran parkrun, and then ran home again. Can I make it clear right now that I run/walk. I follow the Jeff Galloway run walk run strategy (otherwise known as jeffing). While some unpleasant … Continue reading

50 Shades of Green colour run

I’ve never been sure about Colour Runs as I don’t like being unable to breath (well who does really?!), but you know what I mean, that feeling when you’re choking, when your face is covered by something and you can’t … Continue reading

My first half marathon – The Potters Arf

Yesterday I ran a half marathon. A blumin half marathon! I can’t believe it! I have to remind myself of where I have come from, this time last year I found 6.5km to be a difficult long run, and this … Continue reading

Things to consider before going running with your dog

Running with your dog can be very beneficial for you, your dog and your relationship together, however there are lots to consider before you set off. Is your dog fit enough to run with you? First things first consider if … Continue reading

Cathedral to Castle

There’s quite a few races held on the first weekend of April, but when I saw the Cathedral to Castle advertised it instantly appealed! 10 miles, mult-terrain, from Lichfield Cathedral to Tamworth Castle. One of my worst things about running … Continue reading

So why did I keep running

As I mentioned in my last post I’ve started running twice before in my life. Both times I followed the Couch to 5k program from start to finish, and then continued running for a little bit but eventually tailed off … Continue reading

A weekend of running & walking Cadir Idris

At the start of October we headed to a tiny cottage near Machynlleth, perched up on a hill with nothing but sheep around us and a gorgeous view. That’s right… we escaped from the farm to go and stay on … Continue reading

My 2019 Goals

Zebby Continue to increase his confidence in classes Zebby has been getting better and better in our obedience classes, but he still struggles at times, so it is something I want to keep working at. I’d love for him to … Continue reading

10k Goal Smashed!

10km has always been the next goal for me. Ever since the Cannock Chase 10k in August I’ve been trying to improve my 5k pace and work towards reaching 10km non-stop running. I’ve started introducing a long run on a … Continue reading

Decathalon haul

Annoyingly there are no Decathalon stores near to me, so when we needed to take a trip to Warrington today I insisted we make an hour (at least!) to pop in to Decathalon while we would be nearby. Decathalon running … Continue reading

I did it! Cannock Chase 10k

Back in March when I was managing about 20 minutes of running, covering 3.5km in total, I saw the press release about Border Collie GB having to relocate due to HS2 running right through their property, and I knew I … Continue reading

I’m ready!

Well I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. I’ve got my t-shirt & new running shorts (don’t worry I’m not running in wellies). My running has been progressing really well and I’ve done leg strength work to help with the … Continue reading