Finally, on the morning of my 4th spring race, I woke up to perfect conditions to tackle the notoriously hilly Danesfield Dash 10k race in Marlow: bright sunshine, birdsong and refreshingly crisp air greeted me as I stepped outside the house. Even better, this time my Hubby has joined me, too, so I was set up for a great start. This is a relatively new race organised by Purple Patch Running (the 4th one this year), attracting just over 300 runners – however, the strength of this event is clearly not in the quantity, but rather the quality of the…

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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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