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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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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