The Cousin Jack Classic II

There is a story attached to the Cousin Jack Classic II, you can read it here. As a Cornish woman (or “maid”), I like how this race is connected to local heritage and storytelling. I only found it by chance by googling “trail races in Cornwall” but given the take up this year, it’s clearly going to grow.

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The FlipBelt

I was given the FlipBelt for Christmas. I must admit it was new to me, I’d never heard of them before. In case you don’t know, The FlipBelt is a piece of thick elasticated, stretchy fabric with gaps placed around it for all your worldly goods. Mine is a luminous yellow and I like it’s brightness.

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Running Race Hitlist 2017.

2017 is here and I’ve been planning my next batch of running races. This year I seem to be leaning more towards trail races which is interesting. Many appeal (it was hard to limit them for this post) and I won’t be doing them all. Aside from wanting to avoid race fatigue, entry depends on being child free,

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Race Day Strategies to Keep You Sane

I decided to enter Truro half marathon with a few weeks to spare. My last half marathon was a mental challenge so I dragged my feet a bit but finally got off the fence, deciding I would give the “hard and hilly” race a bash. I didn’t have much training to do as such, just sustain

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Race diary planning: how much is too much?

This time last year, or maybe it was nearer Christmas, I spent some time planning all the running races in Cornwall that appealed for the following year. This was quite exciting for me after returning to running after a very long injury. I finally had the confidence to know I could look ahead and think about

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The Indian Queens Half Marathon

What Was I Thinking? On Sunday, I ran a half marathon. It wasn’t in the plan. I had a nice mental race calendar going on, with the highlight being a fabulously well organized, beautiful but brutal coast path run (http://www.mudcrew.co.uk). I’ve been looking forward to it for 12 months. For some reason, I toyed with

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