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 been very much looking forward to doing this race, mainly because I did a similar race here in spring last year which I really liked. The race organisers recommended that we park by Richmond tube station and either walk or catch the tube from there to Kew Gardens to avoid the traffic mayhem. I have to say, it was a very convenient solution but I could have had lunch in Nando’s for the price I paid for the parking only ;-( At least I got a cool Nike technical T-shirt at the end which somewhat compensated me for…

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Here we go again, a semi-decent summer here in the UK is over! Today is what you would call here in the UK a very typical Bank Holiday – I could have placed my bets on the fact that it was going to be a miserable and rainy day when you just do not feel like leaving the comfort and warmth of your home and end up doing none of the things you had wanted to; and of course that I would have my traditional autumn starter cold as well! I used to be quite sad about the start of September…

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