I joined a Facebook Group a while back called ‘Chicks Who Lift’.  I was trying to add some more weight training into my workout routine to help with my running, but I was struggling to really get into it. As the name suggests, this group is open to all ladies who love lifting or are looking to start working with weights, no matter what level they are at. It is quite a diverse group, so you are guaranteed to fit in, no matter your age, background or goals. You will find your tribe here whether you are a new mum…

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I am taking some time off from work, so what is a better way to kick start a week than with a good ol’ fashioned cross-country 10k in the Chiltern Hills? A few of my running buddies signed up for the infamous Frieth Hilly race, so I didn’t want to feel left out. Obviously. This was also a very special occasion as the race celebrated its 10th birthday this year, offering runners the original 10k route and a slightly flatter 5k run. With its route through some breathtaking scenery across the Chilterns countryside, this race is known to be one…

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It was World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, so I wanted to take this opportunity to open up about what has been going on in my life in the past few months (and which have kept me from writing as much as I wanted to). I also wanted to share some important lessons that have helped keep my sanity intact. It is important that we talk about mental health and how we can find ways to combat issues: according to the mental health charity, Mind, “approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health…

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I don’t often do the same races many times in a row, however, the Windsor River Trail Half Marathon by F3 events is a definite exception. This was my third time completing it, and my 9th half marathon this year, coming close to getting 12 of them under my belt as my personal challenge for 2017. This post is slightly introspective, so you might want to check out the reviews I wrote in previous years in 2016 and 2014 with more details on the logistics. Why do I love this race so much? I just can’t get enough of the…

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Even though this year my primary focus is on running half marathons, I could not resist entering this scenic 10k race during the Richmond Running Festival weekend in the beautiful grounds of Kew Gardens. I would have also loved to sign up for the half marathon which was happening the next day, however, on this occasion, I let common sense prevail – racing hard at both events would have probably been too much for my injury-prone body to bear, and on the other hand, what is the point of signing up for a race if you need to switch to…

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