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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7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 1

Welcome to my 7 week half marathon training journey! You may be saying '7 weeks, that's a little unusual, Michelle' and you'd be right... however, that's the amount of weeks I've got left after neglecting my training! Originally I scheduled my training to start with 12 weeks until race day but things have got a… Continue reading 7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 1

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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

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 10 | Diary of an Injured Runner – Easter Bunny Edition

I lost an hour of my life and I'm feeling it! I spent the entire week trying to claw that hour back but unfortunately it's been stolen from me forever!! I'm going to call this week 'one big taper week' because I have not even run once as I've had a crazy busy week. I… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 10 | Diary of an Injured Runner – Easter Bunny Edition

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)

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Half Marathon Training | Week 8 | Diary of an Injured Runner

For goodness sake, the Beast of the East is back! Just when England had finally got back to 'normal' the sight of snow is again upon us and has cancelled more races this weekend such as the Weston Super Mare Half Marathon, Bowood House 10k and Reading Half Marathon! I will say, I've been super… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 8 | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Half Marathon Training | Week 7 | Diary of an Injured Runner

So the snow has melted and we've gone back to 'normal', however, I've been in a little bit of a grump that I couldn't get out of this week. I was over tired and just didn't have any motivation to do anything let alone run but it did pick up towards the end of the… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 7 | Diary of an Injured Runner