The Bradenham Bolt 10k has always been one of those races that I haven’t paid much attention to, as being something right on my doorstep…How wrong I was not to give it a go until this year! It has been a wonderful opportunity to explore the ancient beech woodland and chalk flower meadows around the picturesque Bradenham Manor and West Wycombe Estate which I consider my home turf. The event is organised by the National Trust and this year all the money raised from the proceeds was going to the conservation of this area which has become a home for…

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The West Wycombe Trails 10k is only in its second year, organised by the local Hazlemere Runners running club. Unfortuntely, I had to give it a miss last year as I had reached the halfway point in my pregnancy and I felt ready to put running on hold until after my son Alex was born. I was therefore very much looking forward to lacing up for it this June. Although not an official club event, quite a few of us represented Marlow Striders at this race. I also spotted my friends Brie and Dom, and another lady called Jenny whom…

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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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