Running an ultramarathon has been on my bucket list for way too long, and I finally decided that 2019 was going to be the year to cross off this item from my list of goals. Running an ultra as the mum of a 6 month old baby seemed like a crazy idea, however, I convinced myself that circumstances were never going to be perfect to train for or to complete such an event, so I might as well do it whilst I am on maternity leave…Besides, according to research carried out by Duke University, “pregnant women are endurance specialists, living…

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The last Sunday of April 2019 appeared to be super popular for running races – it is not only the iconic London Marathon that took place that day, but also two local races to me: the Danesfield Dash 10k and the Ibstone Circle 10k. I had not got into the VLM through the ballot and I had run Danesfield twice already, so I ended up toeing up the start line at Ibstone Common on that cloudy morning. I am always on the lookout for new races and I have to say that this small-ish and very friendly multi-terrain event near…

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I would like to kick off this blog post with some breaking news! I have finally joined a proper running club after having been a runner for over 10 years. Now that I have got my running mojo back following my pregnancy, I joined the Marlow Striders Club in March. My Hubby has been a member for about a year now and I have also met lots of people through their various social events and get-togethers over the past year. Therefore it was a straightforward decision for me to finally don the club colours. My first formal outing with the…

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After having Alex last November, I decided to focus on taking my running off the roads and into the countryside. My motivation behind this initially was to take off the pressure to be able to run at a particular pace whilst getting back into shape after pregnancy, and being able to focus more on enjoying the scenery. The beauty of running in nature is that the challenge is navigating different terrains and weather conditions, not necessarily racing against the clock. Having participated in many types of running events in the past, I can honestly say that I won’t be returning…

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After completing the inaugural Wendover Woods Half Marathon the weekend before, I toed up the start line of this 16.5 mile race in the heart of the stunning Ashridge Estate next. This run is organised by two guys called Anthony Kent and Andy Neill who are both keen runners and members of Tring Running Club. They have run the route many times and its one of their favourite local runs so they turned it into a race. This is a relatively low-key event with just under 400 runners each year; it is not advertised very widely at all, I only…

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