I've known about the Great Ormond Street Race for the Kids event for some years, but had never taken part because it always seemed to fall on the same weekend as my local Cancer Research Race for Life in Tunbridge Wells. I subscribe to the Great Ormond Street e-newsletter and received an email on Wednesday… Continue reading Running the GOSH Race for the Kids
I completed the full Shine Walk marathon in 2013 and the half marathon in 2014, stating at the time that I probably wouldn’t take part again because I had experienced both events and ‘collected’ both medals. However I still receive (convincing) marketing emails and the event is reasonably priced at under £40; plus with more… Continue reading The super Shine Night Walk
I take part in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life event every year because it’s local, my friends and colleagues join in, it's a fun run for charity, and because historically it has a guaranteed great atmosphere with hoards of supporters. The event caters for runners, joggers and walkers and encourages everyone of every… Continue reading I ruined my Race for Life
Three years ago I completed the overnight ‘Full Moon’ 26.2mile Moonwalk for Walk the Walk, and then last year I took part in the ‘Half Moon’ 15.1mile Moonwalk to complete the set. Walking 26.2miles is incredibly challenging, possibly due to the length of time it takes, and it’s made tougher due to the nocturnal timing.… Continue reading Walking by moonlight for Walk the Walk
As ‘ballot results week’ approached, chatter around the 2017 Virgin London Marathon started up in the office and on social media. Charities sent e-shot mailers out, wishing participants luck and asking for consideration in joining their teams as a charity entrant. It was revealed that those who would not be taking part in the 2017… Continue reading Virgin London Marathon 2017 ballot
I’ve participated in the 8 mile Hospice in the Weald Tunbridge Wells Moonlight Walk for years, often completing it with my mum and sister and making it an annual family tradition. In 2013 I took part alone as mum had other plans, and I met some lovely people on the walk who I’m still in… Continue reading The Magnificent Moonlight Walk
I’ve taken part in the Tunbridge Wells Race for Life every year for as long as I can remember, even when I wasn’t into running, and it’s become a tradition more than anything. This event is local, my friends and colleagues join in, and it has a guaranteed great atmosphere with hoards of supporters. The… Continue reading The pretty mundane Pretty Muddy 5K
Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries. Sport Relief 2016 ran from 18th – 20th March with over 1000 running, swimming and… Continue reading Sport Relief 2016!
2015 event reviews A brief round-up of all events I took part in during 2015! London Winter Run 10K Sunday 1 February 2015 It’s super hard to find a good 10K event at this time of year, especially one of this size, and the winter theme sounded fun and unique, so I jumped at the… Continue reading 2015 event reviews
As ‘ballot day’ approached, chatter around the 2016 Virgin London Marathon started up on social media. Charities sent e-shot mailers out, wishing participants luck and asking for consideration in joining their teams as a charity entrant. It was revealed that those who would not be taking part in the 2016 event would receive a magazine… Continue reading Virgin London Marathon 2016 ballot
When I started running as an adult, I quickly realised that I enjoyed it and wanted to do more of it. I pushed myself to participate in running events, and it all became very addictive. As soon as I crossed a finish line and was handed a well-earned medal, I was desperate to repeat the… Continue reading 33 before 30!
I’ve gone completely overboard. Well, a bit. I’ve signed up to and have already completed some of the following races: Monday 12 January 2015, UK Run Chat Virtual 5K Thursday 22 January 2015, Spring Forward Virtual 5K Sunday 1 February 2015, London Winter Run 10K Tuesday 3 February 2015, UK Run Chat Virtual 5K 14… Continue reading The virtual run bug, and my 2015 race calendar
2014 event reviews A brief round-up of all events I took part in during 2014. Photos of the medals will be coming soon in a separate post as I’m having my whole collection photographed professionally: Sevenoaks Knole Park 10K Sunday 16 March 2014 My first race of 2014! I had torn my calf muscle at… Continue reading 2014 event reviews
So that's it! I've just completed my final race of the year; event number 16. Last year I completed 9 events so 2014 has been a big step up and a massive challenge: I've loved every minute! I'll be resting now for a month until training starts in 2015. Full race reviews and medal photos… Continue reading 2014 collage
Walk the Walk London Moonwalk - http://www.walkthewalk.org/Challenges/TheMoonWalkLondon The date has now been released for The Moonwalk London 2015! OK so this isn’t a running event, but I love long walks and the Moonwalk is such an incredible experience. I took part this year for the first time (review coming soon) and completed the full 26.2… Continue reading Exciting discoveries this week!