After having Alex last November, I decided to focus on taking my running off the roads and into the countryside. My motivation behind this initially was to take off the pressure to be able to run at a particular pace whilst getting back into shape after pregnancy, and being able to focus more on enjoying the scenery. The beauty of running in nature is that the challenge is navigating different terrains and weather conditions, not necessarily racing against the clock. Having participated in many types of running events in the past, I can honestly say that I won’t be returning…

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After completing the inaugural Wendover Woods Half Marathon the weekend before, I toed up the start line of this 16.5 mile race in the heart of the stunning Ashridge Estate next. This run is organised by two guys called Anthony Kent and Andy Neill who are both keen runners and members of Tring Running Club. They have run the route many times and its one of their favourite local runs so they turned it into a race. This is a relatively low-key event with just under 400 runners each year; it is not advertised very widely at all, I only…

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