If there was ever a day to try a new parkrun, this wasn’t it. But if you’re going to get up early and battle through Storm Dennis with 459 other runners, it certainly helps if you do it somewhere as beautiful as Wollaton Park. Today was the 2nd meeting of the newest parkrun in Nottingham,… Read More Wollaton Hall Parkrun
For a long time, even the word yoga made me roll my eyes. I’m not exactly sure why I had such a negative reaction to it. I guess I really did not believe that doing an impression of a tree in a church hall was in any way comparable to my speed session. I did give it… Read More Should Runners do Yoga?
This morning I had the immense honour of being an official pacer at the Robin Hood Half Marathon! Living just a few miles away from the start, the Robin Hood is my biggest local race, so it’s always been close to my heart. I have never been a pacer at a race event before, just… Read More Pacing the Robin Hood Half Marathon 2019
What do a couple of runners (one enthusiastic – me, one less so – Tom) do when they book a holiday? Book a holiday race of course! We set off for a couple of days away in Norfolk and entered the Holkham 10K, which is set in the beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall. The Holkham… Read More Holkham 10k Race Review
I woke up at 4am this morning, mostly because the dog was whining (vet life). But also because I start my week of nightshifts again on Wednesday. I tend not to talk much about my life as a vet, maybe because people often assume I must always love it, and so it feels like it… Read More Running to a Happier Place
Up until now the London Marathon was an anniversary of one of the hardest times of my life. In 2018 I was lucky enough to have a charity place and had raised over £3,000 for the Guide Dogs Association. I discovered I was pregnant several weeks before the race, and after consulting my doctor decided… Read More Running the London Marathon 2019
A casual Sunday morning just after 7am, getting on the tube dressed as a pair of giant dogs. Tom stood holding a handle, me with my tail tucked to one side on the last remaining empty seat. Being London, nobody made eye contact. This was the start of the day we ran the Vitality Big… Read More Running The Vitality Big Half.. dressed as Guide Dogs!