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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The West Wycombe Trails 10k is only in its second year, organised by the local Hazlemere Runners running club. Unfortuntely, I had to give it a miss last year as I had reached the halfway point in my pregnancy and I felt ready to put running on hold until after my son Alex was born. I was therefore very much looking forward to lacing up for it this June. Although not an official club event, quite a few of us represented Marlow Striders at this race. I also spotted my friends Brie and Dom, and another lady called Jenny whom…

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