Trail Race Reviews

Bath River Pursuit 12k (2017)

This 12k race is a two lap, multi terrain, 94% flat course (except for a few steps and one slight incline) held on roadside paths and trails along the River Avon, the Bristol to Bath Railway path and transverse through the open countryside with beautiful surroundings of the Avon Valley. About the race When: - Sunday,… Continue reading Bath River Pursuit 12k (2017)

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Trail Race Reviews

Slay the Dragon 10k

The Slay the Dragon course takes you in and around the villages of Hinton, Dinnington and Allowenshay. It's an undulating 6 mile course of multi-terrain with country lanes, rough tracks, stiles, gates, fields and hills and breathtaking country views. About the race When: - Sunday 25 February 2018 @ 10.30am Where: - Hinton St George Village Hall,… Continue reading Slay the Dragon 10k

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Need For Speed | Week 4 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner | Race Day!

Hey everyone! If you've been reading my need for speed journey, you'll have noticed that I didn't actually post this back in May (which is when the race was) because it's been in my draft posts this whole time! And I have a lot to say about this race so I've got no idea why… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 4 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner | Race Day!

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Need For Speed | Week 3 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

Things I thought I'd never say... 'I'm writing this on a Bank Holiday Monday, sat in the garden in the glorious sunshine... in England'. 'I have two 10k races in 2 days, one of them is a trail run'. 'I lost 11lbs in 5 weeks'. And yet, here I am saying all of those things!… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 3 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Need For Speed | Week 2 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

Wow what a week! I had a highly anticipated (by me) race on Sunday 29th and I'd put a lot of pressure on myself to get under that elusive hour and I pushed myself HARD on race day but did I get a sub 1 hour time... let's find out! Disclaimer: This post may have… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 2 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Need For Speed | Week 1 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

It dawned on me the other day that it's only 4 weeks until the Bristol 10k. While there isn't anything particularly spectacular about this, as I'm running multiple 10ks this year, it's a massive deal for me because this is where I got my race PB last year. I've never come close to hitting or… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 1 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

10k Race Reviews

Minchinhampton 10k

The Minchinhampton 10k race is 93% road and 7% grass. It starts on the common and descends sharply where it meets Windmill Road. The route then takes runners through a narrow lane in the centre of Minchinhampton. A few undulations later and you pass HRH Princess Anne's home and past the golf course. Go up… Continue reading Minchinhampton 10k

Trail Race Reviews

Bath Skyline 5k Race Review (2018)

Hilly, narrow and technical under foot this is one of those races you should be taking in the splendid scenery but will probably be too busy trying not to take a tumble. You join a footpath which skirts around the edge of the golf course and descend into Bathampton Woods into technical terrain. There are… Continue reading Bath Skyline 5k Race Review (2018)

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Half Marathon Training | Week 9 | Diary of an Injured Runner

Tick Tock on the Clock but the party don't stop... daylight savings are here! And what better way to celebrate spring on the way with a race, right! I chose to wake up an hour earlier and do the Clock Change Challenge 10k, which I felt was only right considering I'd done the autumn version… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 9 | Diary of an Injured Runner

5k Race Reviews

Two Tunnels 5k Race Review (2017)

The whole route is on a fast tarmacked surface with gentle gradients and heads uphill towards 408m long Devonshire Tunnel and emerges into the wooded Lyncombe Vale. The Two Tunnels races go through this disused railway line which The Somerset and Dorset Railway closed in 1966 and until 2013 the tunnels have been sealed and… Continue reading Two Tunnels 5k Race Review (2017)