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Coniston Trail marathon – breaking my duck

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clock10th June 2019

A late night watching and celebrating a Champions League final win, followed by a 05:05 wake up to arrive in Coniston for 8am is ideal prep for a trail marathon isn’t it? Oh and the fact my longest run was the 18k Staveley trail event in May!   Hardly textbook preparation, though for me this […]   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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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