My longest training run will be the Highland Fling on Saturday at 53miles (eep!). I will use the race to practise my WHW race pacing so it will not be a PB (must put my ego away and not race!!). Racing at WHWrace pace will allow me to estimate realistically my splits for my crew … Continue reading Highland Fling 53 mile footrace!
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?
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?
Summary of my training for the West Highland way Race - 96miles on 23-24th June.
Thoughts on shared experience, trust and story telling along long distance events and Ways.
Summary of my mini-advnetures through December and January. Open water swimming, highlands run, interviews, LDWA & parkrun.
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