Running Tips

6 Of The Best Ways to Find New Races

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I am a little bit addicted to running races (let's be honest, I also love the medals too!). I get asked quite a lot how I find new races so I've put together some ways that I find great ones and some sites… Continue reading 6 Of The Best Ways to Find New Races

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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

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)

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)

Half Marathon Race Reviews

Bristol Half Marathon Race Review (2017)

The course will take runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbourside before entering the city centre. About the race When: - Sunday 17 September Where: - Millennium Square, Bristol Cost: - £37.00 Organisers website: - http://www.greatrun.org The Simply Health Great Bristol Half returns for the 2nd… Continue reading Bristol Half Marathon Race Review (2017)

5k Race Reviews

Mo Run 5k Bristol (2017)

The Mo Run supports Men's Health, Movember and related charities. I never thought I'd say this, I had a job to keep my moustache on! About the race When: - 11 November 2017 Where: - Ashton Court, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN ~ Parking £2 Cost: - £16.50 Organisers website: - http://www.mo-running.com Race Aces Great atmosphere… Continue reading Mo Run 5k Bristol (2017)

10k Race Reviews

Chew Valley 10k (2017)

The race heads out on the rural roads towards East Harptree in the shadow of the Mendip Hills. The challenge comes in the climb up to Hinton Blewitt up the infamous hill where your energies will be rewarded with wide views over the Chew Valley. The final stretch drops you back into Bishop Sutton. When:… Continue reading Chew Valley 10k (2017)

Running Tips

Should You Workout With Music?

We've all been there. You're listening to that power song while doing the most difficult workout of your life and you feel like Rocky and Superman combined. You can take on the whole world... or can you? These days, more and more road races do not permit you to listen to music and you can… Continue reading Should You Workout With Music?

10k Race Reviews

Glastonbury Round the Tor 10k (2017)

The race starts on Street Road and heads towards the Town Centre. At the top of the High Street, the route turns left and proceeds along Wells Road, sweeping past the cemetery. At the 3k point, the course turns right passing the hospital and left onto the lane that loops the back of the Tor.… Continue reading Glastonbury Round the Tor 10k (2017)