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Couch to marathon that’s Su Page! Runner interview

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clock12th October 2018

She only started running January 2017 and has just completed her first marathon! Read what drives the inspirational Su Page.   Su, for those that don’t know you, could you just tell us a little about yourself please? Oooh, what do you want to know. Im just me. Im 50, Or forty ten as I […]   Keep reading »

Tried n’ tested: CimAlp storm waterproof jacket & Sprint-L 3D-Flex t-shirt

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clock7th June 2018

Tried n’ Tested: CimAlp Storm Waterproof and Sprint-L 3D-Flex t-shirt   Please note: This product has been tested extensively over 6 months and in brutal weathers to ensure the review goes far beyond first impressions and any ‘novelty’ factors. October 2017 I was invited to see and test the new CimAlp Trailrunning clothing range so selected the […]   Keep reading »

Scorching trails in Staveley

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clock9th May 2018

What a glorious day at Lakeland Trails Staveley! For this event, when the sun is out, you can simply lap up the festival atmosphere of a trail running event 🙂 I’d arrived around 08:30 so as not to rush and risk missing the registration cut off time as I had done at Hawkshead! It was […]   Keep reading »

Tried n’ tested: Montane Via Trail Series

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clock4th May 2018

Tried n’ Tested: Montane Via Trail Series   Please note: This product has been tested extensively over 4-5 weeks without being washed once! You’ll see why below 🙂   March 2018 I was invited to see the launch of the new Montane Via Trail Series products. What is so interesting about this? Well, the NEW VIA Trail Series® is […]   Keep reading »

Lowri Morgan’s incredible PTL Challenge

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clock27th April 2018

NEW Lowri Morgan runner interview: An astounding challenge, Rebel Girls, facing your fears and so much more 🙂  Sit back & enjoy!   I recently had the immense pleasure of interviewing Welsh ultra running legend Lowri Morgan again. Why? Well she’s set to complete an incredible PTL Challenge. Read below to find out more – […]   Keep reading »

Remembering why you run

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clock23rd April 2018

Hawkshead Lakeland Trails event offered the perfect opportunity to remind me why I love to run. And why trail running is a particular favourite.   The #Run1000Miles community, set up by ex Trail Magazine editor Claire Maxted in 2017,  continues to thrive in 2018. There are almost 4,500 members now from all parts of the […]   Keep reading »

Ultra supreme: Louise Greenwood runner interview

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clock13th April 2018

Soaking wet, utterly miserable and about to be hit by a blizzard! That was Louise Greenwood on the recent Devon Coast to Coast. Getting through such lows plus the amazing camaraderie of ultra runners is why she loves it so much. Read on!   This runner interview is a gem. Really hope you enjoy it […]   Keep reading »

Tried n’ tested: Camelbak Ultra 10 hydration vest

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clock2nd April 2018

Tried n’ Tested: Camelbak Ultra 10 Vest   Please note: This product has been tested extensively over a 12 month period to ensure the review goes far beyond first impressions and any ‘novelty’ factors.   Overall Rating: 9.5/10 March 2017 I was invited to see and test the newly updated Camelbak vest and hydration products. […]   Keep reading »

Running For Her Life: Rachel Cullen interview

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clock5th March 2018

In this incredibly open and honest interview, Rachel shares some insights from her bestselling book “Running For My Life”. I’m right in the middle of reading this, having heard and read some of Rachel’s story early 2018. I can’t recommend the book enough whether you’re a runner or not and particularly if you know someone […]   Keep reading »

True Transformation: Rachel Edmunds interview

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clock16th February 2018

A picture tells 1000 words. Combined with the person’s own words, it says so much more! Read and see Rachel Edmunds’ running transformation below. I know Rachel through the Trail Running magazine #Run1000Miles Facebook community. She was very surprised to be asked to do an interview. Hopefully you’ll instantly see why her story is such […]   Keep reading »

Camelbak Competition giveaway

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clock25th January 2018

Make 2018 your best ever running year! 5 prize winners as shown in image below. Best of luck – please share with running friends if you wish 🙂 Good luck!     PRIZE WINNERS drawn randomly at 16:20 10.02.2018 are: See confirmation and more information in comment below 🙂   RunEatRepeat.co.uk Camelbak giveaway This is […]   Keep reading »

The Running Awards Best Blog Shortlist 2018

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clock20th January 2018

They say good things come in threes! RunEatRepeat now a finalist in The Running Awards 2018! This comes hot on the heels of winning the RunUltra Overall Global Blogger Award 2018, plus their UK Award and being a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2018.   Second round of voting closes 15 March 2018 meaning […]   Keep reading »

RunUltra Blogger Award 2018 Winner x2

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clock16th January 2018

RunEatRepeat.co.uk wins 2x RunUltra Blogger Awards 2018! I was incredibly humbled and proud to win the prestigious “RunUltra Overall Global Blogger Award 2018” and to retain the “RunUltra UK Blogger Award 2018“. With this being a global Awards, a total of 105 bloggers were selected, then 64 shortlisted.  To then be selected as the winner […]   Keep reading »

#Run1000Miles 2018

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clock7th January 2018

When Trail Running magazine asked me to again be an ambassador for #Run1000Miles challenge I was delighted. Paul Halford asked me to write a short piece reflecting on completing the challenge in 2017, plus offering some tips to those new to it this year. You can read the full post here.   Have a read […]   Keep reading »

Eddie Arthur interview

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clock3rd January 2018

59 year old Eddie Arthur started running in his teens. Here he talks about #Run1000Miles, favourite places to run, preferred nutrition and more.   Eddie, what was your reason for getting involved in the #Run1000Miles Challenge? To be honest, I’m not sure, I think part of the motivation was to get a free ruff. I […]   Keep reading »

UK Blog Awards 2018 Finalist

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clock1st January 2018

A great start to 2018 – RunEatRepeat is a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2018 My blog has been shorlisted in the Sports & Fitness category #UKBA18 I’d like to thank every single reader of the blog who has supported me since launch in 2015. As well as sharing my love of running and […]   Keep reading »

Look up and be proud: Dawn Nisbet Interview

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clock28th December 2017

For Dawn Nisbet, 2017 was an awesome year. She shares her story and hopes to inspire others to #getinspired through 2018.   Dawn, what would you say to anyone who tells themselves “I’m not a runner”?  I think if you run, you are automatically a runner, but often we are too worried about what others […]   Keep reading »

Smashing Stereotypes: One step at a time

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clock2nd December 2017

You run, you’re a woman, you wear a hijabi… you may have to overcome stereotypes. In this enlightening interview, Lynne AKA “Jogonhijabi”, talks about the importance of running and joy of #Parkrun.   How did you get into running and why? I have always enjoyed regular cardio exercise at the gym however never ran outside […]   Keep reading »

Dirty Double weekend at Helvellyn & Ullswater

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clock27th October 2017

Shattered and smiling. Sweating buckets as I struggled to effortlessly ran over the top of the climb between Silver Crag and Birk Fell. My son well and truly disappeared into the distance. And I was loving it!!! This is the ‘Dirty Double’ weekend of Helvellyn and Ullswater Lakeland Trail runs. First time I’d done it for 5 […]   Keep reading »

5 Ways Running Improves Your Health

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clock6th October 2017

Guest author: Joana Teixeira   So, how does running improve your health? There are the obvious fitness benefits and also some others that you may not have thought of. For example, if you want to know how to lower cholesterol with exercise, running can play a big part in that. From strengthening your muscles, improving […]   Keep reading »

Fronting up the pain

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clock28th September 2017

“Arghhh! That knee pain is getting worse!  Feck off!” “Ignore it, it will pass…”  “This tendonitis is getting worse!” “Not cramping again?!” These are all inner thoughts most of us runners will have had. Your instinct is to resist the pain. To fight it. Surely that will make it go yes? Another technique is to […]   Keep reading »

Whooah, we’re halfway there – and some!

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clock11th August 2017

#Run1000Miles Challenge going superbly well! You may remember that Trail Running magazine Editor Claire said #Run1000Miles was about all participants having “their fittest year ever” 🙂 Well I’m one of literally thousands of people enjoying this very outcome thanks to the challenge and incredible community of people participating. The ethos was very much about this […]   Keep reading »

WTF a DNF?!

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clock24th June 2017

I pulled over just before the timing mat at 3k, ambled behind a tree and retched repeatedly. Between 2-3k I hadn’t even been running hard – fact was I couldn’t. I heard one of the marshals shout something like “over here…stomach!” and was then asked if I was okay and kindly given water by the […]   Keep reading »

Scorpion Stings family in the Lakes

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clock9th May 2017

It’s rare an entire family will be stung by a scorpion. At Staveley, all four of the McCarthy’s endured the “Sting in the Tail”. And what a day it was! All four of us taking part in a Lakeland Trails event for the first time. The kids have really got into running as a previous […]   Keep reading »

Interview: Raj Mahapatra – a truly remarkable runner

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clock20th April 2017

When you’re told you’ll be in a wheelchair within 10 years and not to run, what do you do? In this poignant, touching and stirring interview, Raj Mahapatra explains how running helps him cope with one of the most debilitating conditions. In an attempt to do Raj justice, I’m writing this pretty much as the […]   Keep reading »

Inspirational Running Films from SHAFF17

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clock31st March 2017

Recently I had the pleasure of judging a range of superb running films for Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF).* Below are my favourites. I hope they inspire you as much as they do me 🙂 Feel free share the joy by passing on to your running buddies!   Run Forever Nicky Spinks is a (s)hero of […]   Keep reading »

Does running ever become enjoyable?

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clock24th March 2017

“Does running ever become enjoyable?”  That was the question posed by a running club mate as we both recovered from a chip-timed track 5k. What he was getting at, in joking obviously, was the pain. You know you’re going to go through it. You know it will hit you and your brain will tell you […]   Keep reading »

Thank you kids, thank you Harriers, thank you parkrun

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clock12th March 2017

Never could we have imagined the influence #parkrun would have on our already active kids. First, Louis (15) wanted to try and complete a 5k run. So I took him to Heaton Parkrun – running with him was amazing. On completing it his reaction was “God at times I felt I was dying then!…Can we […]   Keep reading »

#Run1000Miles Challenge

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clock6th March 2017

#Run1000Miles the email said…. Noting it was from TRm Editor Claire Maxted, I thought I’d better read. “In 2017 we will launch a campaign called #Run1000Miles which will encourage runners of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds to have their fittest year ever, running 1000 miles over the course of the year….We would love you to be one […]   Keep reading »

Lowri Morgan on #her333 Ultra exploits

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clock19th December 2016

World Class Ultra endurance marathon runner, Lowri Morgan, speaks about #Her333 challenge & her experiences of #UltraRunning and #Adventure   This is one of a series of amazing feats Lowri has in store 2016/17. #BeInspired   Lowri, for those that don’t know you. could you just tell us a little about yourself please? When I […]   Keep reading »

Do goals = happiness?

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clock5th December 2016

“Does your happiness depend on achieving your goal?” That was the question posed during a meditation session on training motivation. Up to a year ago my feelings would have responded in the positive. I was forever measuring myself against past performance. Getting frustrated at my inability to reach previous levels – be it a 5k, […]   Keep reading »

Run Malawi? Run the UK? Go on then

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clock19th November 2016

We spoke to Brendan Rendall, famed for running the length of Malawi and John O’Groats to Lands End. Ordnance Survey #Getoutside Champion – Discovery Channel UK #MYWB Winner. In this interview, he shares the motivations, trials and teachings from his 2016 adventures.   Brendan, how did you get into running? I stared running in 2006, […]   Keep reading »

5 secrets to overcoming ultra running demons

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clock2nd November 2016

The comeback ultra – don’t let a DNF get you down (DNF = ‘did not finish’) I’ve had a funny old year for running this year. I’ve been running for 13 years now, starting as a fun runner, taking selfies during my first charity 10k (Great Manchester Run). I progressed quickly to marathon runner – […]   Keep reading »

Interview: Damian Hall Trail Runner

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clock28th September 2016

There will be tears…Damian Hall shares trail running experiences   Damian, your friends say you’re “annoyingly cheerful”. How would you describe yourself? Occasionally cheerful, always annoying? I’ve no idea. You’d have to ask other people. Oh wait, you did. Annoyingly cheerful it is then. Although, meet me 87 miles into a 100-miler and you’ll likely see […]   Keep reading »

Sinead Kane interview

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clock23rd May 2016

Sinead Kane interview Sinead Kane is redefining what it means to “Believe in yourself”. Here she talks about running, disability, extreme challenges…     Sinead, can you share with us why and how you got into running? Four years ago I was asked to do a 10k run for charity. I didn’t even know how […]   Keep reading »

Wild Running: Jen & Sim Benson interview

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clock23rd May 2016

Wild Running: Interview with Jen & Sim Benson Passionate about running, adventure, environmentalism, travel, mountains and so much more… Jen and Sim Benson share their experiences with us 🙂   Jen and Sim, you’re best known for your “Wild Running” book, a superb guide for anyone wishing to explore British trails and fells. Out of […]   Keep reading »

Ryan Sandes Trail Blazer interview

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clock23rd May 2016

Ryan Sanders interview Team Salomon and Red Bull athlete, Ryan Sandes is a record-breaking, multiple award-winning ultra runner. He spent some time talking about achievements, his favourite places to run, fuel food and more 🙂 Ryan, since bursting onto the trail running scene in 2008 you’ve won an incredible number and range of races and […]   Keep reading »

OutFit Joe Cooper interview

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clock19th May 2016

Interview: Joe Cooper of Out-Fit Personal Fitness ‘Outfit Joe‘ shares his passion for fitness, off-road running and some great routes 🙂 Joe, to say you are passionate about health and fitness and well being is an understatement! How did you get into personal training? Well since a very young age, I remember being an energetic little […]   Keep reading »

Interview: Claire Maxted, Editor, Trail Running magazine

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clock6th May 2016

Interview with Claire Maxted, Editor, Trail Running magazine We are delighted to interview the “tour de force” of trail running that is Claire Maxted. Claire shares her thoughts on her own trail running adventures, the trail running community, oh and a bit of food 🙂 Enjoy! Claire, since launching Trail Running magazine in May 2010 […]   Keep reading »

Show Your Love for the Lakes

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clock13th December 2015

Storm Desmond has wreaked havoc on the Lakes. Yet the response has been overwhelmingly positive – which comes as no surprise given the strength of community there.   No sooner had the trail of destruction begun, there was everybody sharing the events and calling for people to help by showing their love – as this image from […]   Keep reading »

Social Running on a Helvellyn Mountain Trail

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clock14th November 2015

Helvellyn 15k was a trail challenge fantastic for myself, Ben, Dan, Simon. For the first time I was being regarded as a #trailrunning veteran – what with Ben having done Hawkshead only – and it being virgin territory for Dan and Simon. By coincidence, Helvellyn had been my first ever trail run and had got me […]   Keep reading »

Best Reader Blog 2015: Trail Running Magazine

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clock13th November 2015

Wow! When you’re rewarded for doing something you love, you should consider yourself very lucky indeed. To win a second time in two months was incredible!   To say I was over the moon to receive the “Trail Running Magazine Best Reader Blog Award” is an understatement! When Editor, Claire Maxted emailed me to confirm […]   Keep reading »

His fire burns, burns, burns: Dom Williams interview

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clock30th October 2015

In our latest interview, we chat to Dom Williams – a gent who in so many ways embodies the spirit of what running can do for people and communities. Dom, where on earth do we start?! You’ve achieved so much recently but let’s begin with something straightforward… How did you get into running? I got […]   Keep reading »

I Run, Therefore I Am

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clock4th October 2015

Recently I’ve been contemplating why I  run and what it gives me. Why? Well when you miss something you appreciate it all the more. Having missed out on the last two Lakeland Trails events (Keswick and Coniston), I felt very frustrated at my ongoing struggle with #LymeDisease and the inevitable ups and downs my body goes through. In […]   Keep reading »

Race Director Interview: Graham Patten

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clock14th September 2015

In our latest interview, we meet Graham Patten: Race Director, BGR member, all-round trail lover! Graham, you’re probably best known for the Lakeland Trails. What is the ethos behind these? I started the Lakeland Trails in 2004 out of sheer frustration – I’d been moaning for years that our area of the world (the Lake District) didn’t […]   Keep reading »

Planes, trails, ‘any auld shite’

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clock2nd September 2015

This August I was incredibly fortunate to get 4 weeks of leave which was split between Galicia and Ireland – 2 stunning locations full of friendly folk! Oh and I managed a spot of running 🙂   Travel is fascinating in so many ways – for me it’s about sampling the local food, the people, experiencing […]   Keep reading »

Training Food – Renee McGregor on sports nutrition

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clock22nd July 2015

Our next interview is with Renee McGregor, Sports Nutritionist to sports people of all abilities, best selling author and keen runner. This promises to be a real education 🙂 Renee, how did you initially become interested in sports nutrition and dietetics? I initially did a biochemistry degree with nutrition which I found absolutely fascinating and […]   Keep reading »

@pesky_squirrel on her love of… well anything active

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clock15th July 2015

Our next runner interview features Sarah Morton. Her love of activity and experiences knows no bounds. Hopefully you’ll be infected by her enthusiasm 🙂 Sarah, can you tell us about your love of the outdoors? I just love being outside really! I find sitting about really boring, even if I’m busy and have things to […]   Keep reading »

Brussels Sprouts Hope

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clock10th July 2015

Last week saw me travelling to Brussels, in my ongoing battle against Lyme Disease. I returned full of hope.   The response to my Learning to live with Lyme Disease post was genuinely overwhelming. So many messages of support from people to continue the battle. Through extensive research by myself, friends and family, we’d identified a […]   Keep reading »

Pushing beyond: My very first Ultra experience

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I asked my body the question… and it responded with an emphatic “YES!“… There are so many ways I could describe my first ever Ultra. My experience is shared below. It’s not a race report, it’s about what I learned up to and during the day. The Build Up Friday lunchtime thoughts started wondering to […]   Keep reading »

When in Italia “eseguito a Venezia”

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clock22nd June 2015

I was fortunate enough to travel to Venice recently on business (honest). So I did what I always do – packed my trainers 🙂   There is no better way of getting a real feel for a place than exploring on foot. The sights, sounds and smells give you a sense of the atmosphere and […]   Keep reading »

Learning to live with Lyme Disease

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clock11th June 2015

Dealing with Lyme Disease – a very personal story Numerous runners, family, friends have asked me to share my story of dealing with Lyme Disease. I’ve initially been reticent for a number of reasons, not least it being so very personal, a mental and physical battle. Mostly that it might come across as ‘woe is […]   Keep reading »

Coniston cracker! That’s trail marathon day

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clock9th June 2015

This weekend saw a group of us heading up to Coniston for the Lakeland Trails marathon and half marathon.  Rated by Runners World as most scenic marathon in the UK, this course is awesome. I was entered for the half marathon which itself offers awe-inspiring vistas, rapid descents through woodland, camaraderie, and plenty of climbs 🙂 […]   Keep reading »

A Day with Nicky Spinks: Ultra Race / 24 hr round training

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clock21st May 2015

Exhilarating. Motivating. Fascinating. The only way to sum up a day with ultra running legend Nicky Spinks. These are my key take aways, plus my experience of the day. If you like the sound of this, I’d highly recommend booking onto the next course Nicky is running in November.   In my fight to beat […]   Keep reading »

Suzanne Stolberg interview: 1 year on from breast cancer surgery

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clock19th May 2015

1 Year Survivor: Suzanne Stolberg shares her experiences of dealing with breast cancer and how running was something she learned to love What has the last 12 months been like for you? Even though I’ve not actually done that much, looking back they feel quite manic. Mainly because so much has changed for me – […]   Keep reading »

Robbie Britton interview: Robbie talks enjoyment, pain and terrain!

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clock15th May 2015

Robbie Britton talks enjoyment, pain and terrain! UK athlete Robbie Britton made a great leap forward with his World Bronze medal at the IAU 24 hour World Champs. In this interview, the Profeet Ambassador talks about his love of running, what drives him and offers tips to any runner – experienced or aspiring. How did you […]   Keep reading »

Unexpected. Determined. Euphoric…Lana Jane’s running story

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In this inspiring interview, Lana Jane shares her running story, having been inspired to fund raise for Parkinson’s Disease. What did you do with your time before running? I always liked to keep fit.  Having trained as a dancer from a young age, through to University (I did a Dance performance degree), my focus was […]   Keep reading »

Staveley ‘Sting in the Tail’

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clock10th May 2015

Saturday represented another exciting return to #trailrunning, with the Lakeland Trails Staveley 17km. It’s a stunning and challenging course, set in the Kentmere valley. The infamous ‘Sting in the Tail’ that is Reston Scar, at around 15.5km, is a killer. But Read with the confidence gained from completing Hawkshead, I was really looking forward to this. The […]   Keep reading »

Run Like The Wind? Read Like A Demon…again…and again

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clock10th May 2015

Over a month ago I promised to review Like The Wind magazine. The trouble was I took ages getting through it – dj read this review to find out why…   For a start, the word “magazine” barely does this publication justice. I greatly enjoy subscriptions to Trail Running magazine and Cycling Active Magazine – both […]   Keep reading »

Hawkshead homecoming: Euphoric return to trail running

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clock30th April 2015

2 years battling with Lyme Disease and I was able to return to running a Lakeland Trails #trailrunning event. That it happened to be the Hawkshead 17km – the very event I’d last been able to run in 2013 – felt like I was genuinely on the way back. The omens were good. Ben Keegan […]   Keep reading »

Jill Butterworth interview

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clock24th April 2015

From 10k walk/run to 100k Ultra Jill Butterworth shares her inspirational story World meet Jill Butterworth 🙂  We celebrate the launch of the runeatrepeat.co.uk blog with this interview. Learn about Jill’s running story, how she got into running, her inspirations and how she ultimately progressed to an amazing 2nd lady in the 100k Canalathon Ultra! Inspiring […]   Keep reading »


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