A couple months ago Robbie Britton caused a stir on the ultra-running facebook group with his article on Fast Running blog 'Should female runners get double lottery chances in male dominated races?' A lot of people, all of whom were ultra-runners and the majority of which were men, gave their opinion on both, why women were … Continue reading What stops women entering ultras?
On my longest training run so far I had the distant and quiet thoughts of quitting. Dropping out of the WHWrace, for surely I could not succeed, or I would hurt myself trying. I cannot shut off these voices, they are natural for survival and as I get closer to the event, and deeper into … Continue reading Why run so far?
Running on the Way this weekend another runner came up to me and told me she reads my blog. I replied that it cannot be my blog as no-one really reads it. But she insisted, it was my blog! She said she liked that I put all my milage up and it was not huge … Continue reading Training in numbers
I have ended my 3 month base phase (I will post numbers in next blog entry) and I am using this first week of April as a time to reflect. This weekend I was at the Fling training camp and ran 34 miles on the course. I expected the 34miles to go well, to be … Continue reading WHW Race Training… what next?
Update on training for 95mile West highland way race in June!
Summary of my training for the West Highland way Race - 96miles on 23-24th June.
Summary of my mini-advnetures through December and January. Open water swimming, highlands run, interviews, LDWA & parkrun.
Last weekend could not feel further away. The contrast between sitting in my parent's garden with a cup of tea vs. nearly 9 hours of mountain running in the Scottish Highlands navigating bog, rivers and knife-edge ridges. The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace is part of the Migu Skyrunner World Series and one of the … Continue reading ‘More sky, less cloud’
Where do I start with writing about my desire to attempt to cover 100 miles... I say 'cover' as clearly I will not actually run all of them, I expect to hike a lot. Also the race I hope to enter, and my back up one if I do not get a place, are both … Continue reading Could I run 100 miles?
With a week working in Manchester coming up, we decided to make the most of a drive up North and planned to visit the Lake District the following weekend to bag some 'Challenge Peaks.' However, on hearing our plans a colleague in Manchester suggested instead that we enter a Mountain Marathon race himself and his … Continue reading Mountain Marathon Thoughts