From time to time, I like to sign up to races I have done before – to challenge myself to beat my previous course record, and simply to have a guaranteed good time knowing I had enjoyed the route before. This was no different with the Up Tow, Down Flow half marathon which I completed with my friend Bori for the first time, on one of the hottest days in 2013 and then choose to do again last weekend. This year I am trying to do one longer key race each season, rather than go with the pattern (or lack of) I…

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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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