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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It’s been a while since I updated my blog and there are many reasons for this – I have been away on holiday at my brother’s wedding and have been extremely busy at work after transferring into a different department. To cut a long story short, there has been a lot on my plate recently, so blogging and social media stuff had to take the back seat for a while! The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon at the beginning of July has been a particular highlight to my summer so far and has been the ‘halfway’ marker as being the 6th…

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I thank God that I am back into running properly now, following my posterior tibial tendonitis. I used three races to build up my confidence again in my body’s ability to be able to cope with speed and distance after recovering from the injury, and to get back my mojo again. So I signed up for three different distances: a 5k, 10k and a half marathon. Below is a short summary and my verdict. Stockley Park 10k This race is organised by Purple Patch each May – having done a few of their races already (such as the Up Tow…

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