I took part in the London Greenwich Park MoRun 10K during November 2014 and 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed both events, labelling it in 2014 as the ‘best way to end a great year of running’. When I saw that this year’s event was still just £22, signing up for round three didn’t take much persuasion!… Continue reading Movember MoRun 10K
I ran the London 10,000 for the first time four years ago and it holds some great memories: it was the first time I experienced a big, well-organised running event, and it had me hooked. I took part during 2013, 2014 and 2016 and couldn’t wait to return in 2017. The trains were all out… Continue reading Loving the London 10,000
I took part in the Sevenoaks Knole Park 10K in both 2014 and 2015, and it was the first event I completed after tearing a calf muscle over Christmas 2013. I’ve previously stated that I wouldn’t take part in this event again purely because I’ve run it twice, but as I hadn’t taken part in… Continue reading Summery Sevenoaks 10K
The London Winter Run has been going for three years now and I participated eagerly in both 2015 and 2016. I had been umming and ahhing about signing up for the 2017 event but with the price at £47 I thought about it for too long and the entries closed before I had made up… Continue reading The lovely London Winter Run 2017
I took part in the London Greenwich Park MoRun 10K during November 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed it, labelling it the ‘best way to end a great year of running’. When I saw that this year’s event cost a mere £22, signing up for round two didn’t take much persuasion. Getting up at 5:58am on a… Continue reading Magical MoRun for Movember!
Summer was a crazy time. My long-term relationship ended quite badly in June, I moved house, helped mum move house, completed a challenging Higher Diploma assignment, had two weeks off work with stress/anxiety, and helped my little sister move house. I haven’t been to a high-intensity Insanity class since June and sadly running had taken… Continue reading Blowing away the cobwebs
Never in a million years did I think I would ever earn 100 medals. It was never a goal, really, and was quite a surprise when I realised this figure would be reached during 2016. The fact that medal number 100 would be an aircraft - when my surname is Plane - was the cherry… Continue reading 100th medal!
The last running event I took part in was the surprisingly enjoyable British 10K on Sunday 10 July, and since then, life has changed rather dramatically with the whole of August put aside to focus on personal matters. Firstly, I’m assisting with three house moves: my little sister lives in Leamington Spa and is moving… Continue reading Milestones and Moving On
A few months ago I entered a Twitter competition to win entry to the British 10K, plus Brooks running kit including new trainers, sports bra, vest and bottoms. I was lucky enough to win and couldn’t believe my luck, despite my chequered history with this event. I participated in the British 10K during 2014 and… Continue reading The much better British 10K
A few weeks ago I stumbled across a Tweet posted by Brooks, my favourite brand of running footwear (Brooks Ghost 5s were my first ever pair and I currently run in Ghost 7 ombres, which I had shipped over from America and LOVE): Now, the Vitality British 10K London Run. I participated in this event… Continue reading Brooks and the British 10K!
The Bupa London 10,000 was my first proper running event three years ago and holds some great memories: it was the first time I experienced a huge, well-organised running event, and it had me hooked. I took part in the Bupa London 10,000 in 2013 and 2014 but missed the registration boat in 2015 by… Continue reading 10,000 LIKES for the London 10,000
A few weeks ago I saw a fellow runner displaying his very impressive medal collection on Twitter, and announcing that he had now earned his 100th medal. It was inspiring and had me aching to get my medals out and count them. I purchased a medal hanger a year ago but due to going from… Continue reading Entering the VLM, 88 medals & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
I can’t believe it’s been almost three weeks since I ran the Brighton Vitality half marathon. It seems like a distant memory, and I admit to being a bit lazy since then. The week immediately following the run, I completed no exercise whatsoever and forced myself to relax, which rarely happens; I’m not one for… Continue reading Resting, race calendar and FOOD
I took part in this event last year, and wrote: “It’s tough to find a good 10K event at this time of year, especially one of this size, and the winter theme sounded fun and unique, so I jumped at the chance to take part. There were marshals dressed as polar bears, fake snow to… Continue reading Race review: London Winter Run 2016
So, following my first ever half marathon at the Royal Parks event in October, where I realised that 13.1miles isn’t as challenging or as tough as I’d first envisaged, I’m now in the frame of mind where the thought of travelling all over the UK to attend 10K events isn't the best use of time.… Continue reading New Year, new goals!
2015 event reviews A brief round-up of all events I took part in during 2015! London Winter Run 10K Sunday 1 February 2015 It’s super hard to find a good 10K event at this time of year, especially one of this size, and the winter theme sounded fun and unique, so I jumped at the… Continue reading 2015 event reviews
On Sunday 11 October 2015, I took part in the London Royal Parks half marathon after being successful in the ballot entry. I’ve taken part in walking half marathons previously, but have never had the courage to actually run one. I’ve been completing regular 10Ks for the past few years and had fallen into a… Continue reading My first half marathon
From what I’ve witnessed, the running community is a strong, supportive one; we look out for each other and we understand each other. On Sunday, runner David Colley, 58, from Hull, died during the Great North Run half marathon. He collapsed during the last mile. David had competed in a number of Great North Runs… Continue reading A moment for David Colley
Hello! It’s been a while, hasn’t it! I was made redundant quite suddenly in June, consequently started a new job, and am now moving house; so along with the standard summer weddings and holidays in Florida and Morocco, I haven’t been able to dedicate time to my blog. It’s been a busy few months! Nevertheless,… Continue reading Wherefore art thou?
In a previous blog post (‘Medal hangers and bib displays’) I mentioned that I’d fallen in love with a gorgeous, but super pricey, medal hanger: https://www.medalhangers.com/view/350/Give-A-Girl-The-Right-Pair-Of-Shoes-and-She-Can-Conquer-The-World. I’d had my eye on it for a while, but it’s American, and with a $75 price tag and $45 shipping cost, I was hesitant. I researched this medal… Continue reading A present to myself
I had heard friends and colleagues talking about a fun, muddy obstacle course which is hilariously challenging and earns you army-style dog-tags. I thought this sounded like a great experience so headed onto the Major Series website, checked out the dates for the South and didn’t hesitate to sign myself up. Voted the UK's 'Best… Continue reading A Major challenge
When I started running as an adult, I quickly realised that I enjoyed it and wanted to do more of it. I pushed myself to participate in running events, and it all became very addictive. As soon as I crossed a finish line and was handed a well-earned medal, I was desperate to repeat the… Continue reading 33 before 30!
I’ve gone completely overboard. Well, a bit. I’ve signed up to and have already completed some of the following races: Monday 12 January 2015, UK Run Chat Virtual 5K Thursday 22 January 2015, Spring Forward Virtual 5K Sunday 1 February 2015, London Winter Run 10K Tuesday 3 February 2015, UK Run Chat Virtual 5K 14… Continue reading The virtual run bug, and my 2015 race calendar
2014 event reviews A brief round-up of all events I took part in during 2014. Photos of the medals will be coming soon in a separate post as I’m having my whole collection photographed professionally: Sevenoaks Knole Park 10K Sunday 16 March 2014 My first race of 2014! I had torn my calf muscle at… Continue reading 2014 event reviews
So that's it! I've just completed my final race of the year; event number 16. Last year I completed 9 events so 2014 has been a big step up and a massive challenge: I've loved every minute! I'll be resting now for a month until training starts in 2015. Full race reviews and medal photos… Continue reading 2014 collage
I had some boxes in the loft that had been there for years, collecting dust. I was randomly having a clear-out yesterday and came across these boxes, having completely forgotten what they contained. They were largely full of old school books, diaries, certificates of achievements and old sentimental bits and bobs that couldn’t be thrown… Continue reading Hidden treasure!
Walk the Walk London Moonwalk - http://www.walkthewalk.org/Challenges/TheMoonWalkLondon The date has now been released for The Moonwalk London 2015! OK so this isn’t a running event, but I love long walks and the Moonwalk is such an incredible experience. I took part this year for the first time (review coming soon) and completed the full 26.2… Continue reading Exciting discoveries this week!
A brief round-up of all events I took part in last year. Photos of the medals will be coming soon in a separate post as I’m having my whole collection photographed professionally: British Heart Foundation Tower of London 10K Wednesday 8 May 2013 This event took place during a weekday, so I took holiday from… Continue reading 2013 event reviews
I get asked this a lot 🙂 I used to watch my ex-fiancé run countless marathons, half marathons, 10 milers and such - he had taken up running after his dad randomly decided to run a marathon. I would go and watch them run and found all of the events to be so inspiring, almost… Continue reading Why running? How it started…