Welcome to my Blog!

A bit about me... I love setting strong running goals, pushing hard, meeting people equally passionate about running and encouraging others through the tough days.

I love the escape time running gives me, to de-clutter my head, muse over things and take in the fresh Warwickshire country air. I am a firm believer in what you put in, you get out.... and nothing can be more satisfying than that post-run/race feeling, shared with friends (especially when followed by a large glass of Carmenere!)

Some of my proudest moments;

- When Ladies Captain at Kenilworth Runners, part of the winning Masters team at the Warwickshire Cross country champs 2012
- Winning the Tempo Events Ilmington Series Vets prize 2015/16
- Setting up Run Warwick and putting organising the very successful 12 Miles of Christmas Events

Monday, 31 May 2010

Barefoot Merlot

So I really enjoyed last night's wine.... Barefoot Merlot. I go online and discover a whole community of 'Barefooters'... where do YOU like to get barefooted? I would say somewhere remote with a jetty dangling feet down into the clear water with the sun beating down.

What is really cool is the wine company itself organises volunteers across the US to clean up beaches and make them 'barefoot friendly'.

Meet some 'Barefooters' ....


Its very cute... I see a likeness with my green eyes!

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Joe Bonamassa - Ball Peen Hammer - tomorrow night!! :D

Running in Clent

So today I decided to start blogging as I take the long and lonely path to my 2010 Autumnal marathon... following the Hilly 100 relay event in the scorching sun last week-end, where I struggled to get another good chunk off my PB following some good PBs the following two week-ends... I realised the elements were in control, not me. But this is not something I can risk on Snowdon in October, I want to be ready for all the hills, I need leg strength and iron willpower.. and it starts with hilly long runs. OK so I have tried to build hills into my long runs... but I'm talking about HILLS. So I decided to do some training over in Clent, near Halesowen...
whilst Pete did a nearby 10km.... did I regret not doing the 10km? A little, as a race-obsessional, but I was very happy to let my recent times sit where they are... and although as we drove round the course, the hills did look like good training on a 10km race... I wanted to get some mileage as well, so decided on a double...possible triple loop up to the Clent Hills whilst Pete did his 'thang'. I managed 2 1/2 times.... so around 13 miles which didnt quite get me up to the desired 35 mile week... having done a lot of quality sessions I need to now build up mileage with some more quality hills in the long runs.