Chasewater 10k Race Day Results

When I entered this event, I was hoping that my next 10k race would see me in the 1:20 finishing time region; little did I know what this 10k entailed (event review available here). The course is multi-terrain, with a mixture of pavement, rocky paths and grass, but there are

Chasewater Easter 10k Event Review

Introduction: Today, 16th April 2017, my fiancé and I participated in the Chasewater Easter 10k event. I found this event online, and as it was local we decided to enter. The 10k race cost us £14 each to enter and for that we received an accurately measured 10k course, timing

East Midlands 10k Event Review

Introduction: My fiancé and I were looking at this event for our first 10k as it seemed good value for money – £18 for a full UK Athletics accredited race with bib chip timing, and you got a technical t-shirt, medal, a banana and free race photos. We decided, however,

Recovery For Runners

Introduction: Rest and recovery play an important part in any sports training program. Despite the importance, recovery is often overlooked as both beginners and experienced runners a like seek results. How can you ensure that you get enough rest and recover efficiently to allow you to continue training and pushing

Pros and Cons of Treadmill Training

Me and my fiancé are both gym members – I joined in the winter of last year to lose weight and he joined in February because he wanted to use the weights, but we also had a 100km running challenge to complete in March, and we decided that the treadmill

Finding Running Motivation

Introduction: When I first started my fitness journey, I struggled with finding my running motivation. I hate being bad at things, and that’s why I’ve never stuck to learning to play the guitar! I hate not being able to play and I can’t get past the “being bad” part as

My Goals 2017-2018

My Goals: I have a range of short-term and long-term goals to help to keep me motivated, but to also ensure that my training is effective and I am progressing towards my aims of running a marathon to the best of my ability. Short-Term: At present my short-term goals (within

My Progress (6 Months)

When I first started out running back in November 2016, the aim of the game was to lose some weight (I was 12 stone 7 at 5 foot 5”, with a BMI in the unhealthy range). I started out with the notion that it wouldn’t be too difficult to jog