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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Less than a week after braving insane amounts of mud and hurricane inspired weather at the Beaconsfield 5 Race, I decided that it was time to tackle another – a slightly different -challenge at this year’s Salomon Richmond 10k Race. This time I was joined by Hannah, fellow blogger friend at She Writes She Fights. Taking it easy after the race on Easter Monday was proving to be difficult – I was still on the runners’ high all week and had to really be disciplined with allowing myself to recover adequately before Richmond. Recovery and taking things easy, even though quite pleasant,…

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I have done the Reading half marathon twice in a row already, so this year I was looking to do a different spring opener race. I wanted to do something relatively local, scenic and almost completely flat around late-March time. The Richmond Half marathon sponsored by Salomon seemed to be the perfect choice and it indeed did not disappoint! The race started at 9am (which counts as early – most Sunday races normally do not start until 10am) so the best way to get to the venue for those who come from outside London is by car, as it is quite unlikely anyone…

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