So WHWrace training has begun and thank goodness I have a goal to focus on. This year I feel is going to be a toughy, 2020 a warm up for what is coming for us in the UK.
The West Highland Way Race was my only race booked for 2020. I had been injured and needed something to keep me focused and to look forward to. I got the green light end of Jan to run the race from the physio, and by mid March I was starting to get close to pre- … Continue reading Virtually Running Nowhere
I was injured in my last post, and I am still injured, maybe even more so now! What I thought was a normal sprain turned out to be a 3rd degree sprain (torn ligament) so returning to running after just over 2 weeks rest was insufficient and I may have done more damage than originally. … Continue reading A knock in confidence
Journal blog of the 6 days I spent on the spine race media team in 2019. The year Jasmin Paris won!
I have given a full blow-by-blow race report on John Kynaston’s final podcast; you can find it here. I completed the 96mile race in 33hrs and 5mins. I am under no assumptions, my finishing was part of a team effort. Without my crew, Neil Scott, Kristin and Jason Main, Susan Barley and my husband Max … Continue reading West Highland Way Race 2018
Now I am less than 3 weeks out from the the West Highland Way Race. The work, however much I managed, is done. I have been thinking about this race for about a year, it has been in my mind daily since then. I started 'pre-training' in mid October, 1 month after the Ring of … Continue reading The trouble with unfounded expectations
I had not intended to enter the 2018 Fling, with the West Highland Way race in the same year. Back in 2016 it took me 6 weeks to recover enough to even want to run again. I was scared I could not recover in time for the WHWrace, just 8 weeks later. Neil my Chief Crewman, … Continue reading Highland Fling 2018 Race Reflections
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?
Summary of my training for the West Highland way Race - 96miles on 23-24th June.