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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

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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

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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! Monday | Yoga Day Yoga… 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

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Half Marathon Training | Week 11 | Race Day Is Here | Diary of an Injured Runner

A bit of a weird week this week, I've felt utterly unconcerned about my impending half marathon and my lack of training so what better way to prepare myself and have a rest all week...! Race day is finally here after 11 weeks of 'training'. Monday | Working Hard or Hardly Working No running for… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 11 | Race Day Is Here | 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)