In April I attempted the 16-mile Firesport trail that leaves from Worth Matravers in Purbeck, Dorset. In this video I share how I got on, including how we started out with five of us and finished up with just me running on my own. I also share photos (below) of the tricky terrain I encountered … More Hill climbing and off-road terrain training
My first run as per the training plan, feeling a bit sore in my hips but yoga is helping and I’m making sure I build in rest days. Here’s the link to the yoga for hips “Hip openers” with Adrienne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9SaT… Finally, thanks to those who have supported my fundraising cause so far, it means … More First training run for Man vs Horse
Post injury and a devastating end to 2017, when my dear Dad died suddenly at the age of just 69, I’ve thrown myself back into my training with the aim of completing the mid-Wales Man vs Horse event on 9 June in his memory. Please find out more about my story by watching my latest … More Back in training for the Man vs Horse Marathon
In this post I share how easy it is to run while you are on holiday and why it is such a great thing to do. I also share some top tips on how to maximise your time and effort. Top tips for running on holiday Pack light – I took just one … More Running on holiday
My first run after more than four weeks owing to a sore right hip and knee injury. In this vlog I explain how I injured myself, the importance of listening to the experts (a physio in my case) and top tips for taking your first run after a rest period. Links to recommended blog and … More First run post knee injury
My first race of 2017 and I nearly didn’t make it owing to a sore left calf. I took some advice from fellow runners and decided to do it anyway. How did I do? Watch my vlog to find out.
This week I share my experience of running a very short but steep track. A word of caution before you watch, this is a very real account and I wouldn’t recommend you try running and filming at the same time if you want to avoid injury. For advice on how best to run up and downhill read these two … More Running short, sharp tracks
This week’s video is all about how you can get out and run no matter what the weather. It includes tips on how to properly dry out your running shoes and a cute Staffy in a towel. What’s not to like?! The links for tips on drying out your running shoes are: www.upandrunning.co.uk/running-in-rain and http://www.runnersworld.com/gear-tip-dry-out-soggy-sneakers
This video covers how to dress and prepare (mentally and physically) for a run in the dark, and with the added obstacle of freezing fog. If you’re curious as to what brand of hi-vis and head torch I’m wearing they are Ronhill and Petzl respectively.
This video covers how running in the cold is good for you as well as helping to increase your calorie burn. So what are you waiting for? Get outdoors. For further information and tips on running in the cold I’d recommend therunningbug.com