My 2018 Running Goals

2018 is upon us and it’s been the usual time of reflection. When it comes to running, I don’t have much to complain about. 2017 has been pretty good on the running front. I’ve completed some fantastic races, my times have improved, and my confidence has grown. Thinking ahead, here’s what I’d like to achieve

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Why It’s Good To Take A Running Break

While I haven’t entered loads of races this year, I’ve steered towards longer distances. This has meant longer training, more diligence, considerable mental focus, and an eventual feeling that running has taken over my life. In short, I need a break. I’ve really enjoyed the progress I’ve made with my running this year. I’ve challenged

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The Eden Marathon

Before We Start I’m always super nervous before a race and The Eden Project Marathon was no exception. Despite loads of training (possibly overload?), I was unsure if I would make it round this one. Following on from the RAT, when it came to picking up the training again and adding more miles, my body

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Overtaking: What Is Good Race Etiquette?

Us runners are a friendly bunch really. To outsiders we may seem part of a clique; a closed group who appear a bit intimidating and unapproachable. But the opposite is true. Becoming part of a running group can be a big step for some, whether it’s joining a running club or rocking up at events

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Running Kit Review: Raidlight Trail Lady XP2

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

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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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