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Smashing Stereotypes: One step at a time
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 »
Fronting up the pain
“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!
#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 »
Inspirational Running Films from SHAFF17
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?
“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
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 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 »
Best Reader Blog 2015: Trail Running Magazine
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 »