I was rather excited when my Raidlight Trail Lady XP2 hydration pack arrived. I’ve wanted a hydration pack for ages (like years) but never had a reason, or a race entry, to warrant getting one. With two longish trail races entered for 2017 it was now a kit requirement. I needed no further encouragement and started looking
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.
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.
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,
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
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