Mud Monsters

“Mum – you stuck your finger up my butt” one of the guys exclaimed suddenly letting go of Wedson’s helping hand to protect his nether regions! Mum was at the bottom of the mud pit with a bottom in her face trying her best to escape both! ‘Not the first time she’ laughs as she…

Mud Kids Dorking Autumn 2018

We arrived a little early to the boys delight and despite my pleas to keep dry at least until the event started, they all leapt into the stream, taking the bike with them? A shrill whistle from the Robster signalled pre-start preparations were about to get underway so the boys (and Tia) came running. We…

Windsor Ultra 2018 – The Naughty Crew!

Ultra running most definitely isn’t my thing! To be honest I don’t really know what my thing is … but I remember as a teenager, my main event was pentathlon and I always dreaded the 800m. On one such event, I had to come 4th in the 800m to win overall but at the 600m…

Fugitive 1.5k Swim Marlow

After a blistering month of sunshine the day of the race arrived and wouldn’t you know it … it was raining! ‘We’re going to get wet anyway’ I told Rob cheerfully as he gloomily looked out the window. He studied my face to see if there was any doubt, but seeing my beaming grin he…

Scott Snowdonia Half Trail Marathon 2018

I shuffled nervously at the start line with my serious game face on. Snowdon – the largest mountain in Wales … and here I was stood at the foot of it about to run right up one side and down the other. Was I mad? ‘You are in this together …. everyone look out for…

Jubilee River Swim 2018

Bright eyed and bushy tailed we arrived at registration making absolutely certain that this year we were in the correct wave … the slowest one! Having completed the swim last year, we pretty much classed ourselves as seasoned pro’s. And as such, duly checked each other to ensure we didn’t have our wet suits on…

Mud Kids Spring 2018

‘Mud, mud, glorious mud Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood So follow me follow, down to the hollow And there we shall wallow in glorious mud’ This was the perfect event for kids … plenty of mud, water, green fields to run across oh and did I mention there was mud? Mud Kids…

Wiggle New Forest 2018

‘I have a better one’ I exclaimed upon finding a weather forecast only predicting light rain at one o’clock. Paul was sticking with his BBC prediction of 90% rain at noon. It was a chilly morning … yet we were all dressed in anticipation of the heatwave next week. Sense prevailed a little bit as…

The Big Push Nov 2017

Back to the Trenches Mud Run Junior As I stood on the sidelines taking photos I couldn’t help but giggle! The kids were all warming up with such gusto! ‘We’re only giggling because we don’t have to face the cold water’ said another mum who was standing next to me. Her daughter, Samantha, was running…

Checkendon 5k Canicross

“We’re off to checkers” was the clamour on the Checkendon Facebook group. I had no idea why everyone was getting so excited? Checkendon was advertised as a canicross / bikejor and scooter event and had sold out very early on. I was lucky enough to get in on a cancellation and am so pleased I…

Maverick Inov-8 Trail Run

I have just ran the shortest 8k ever! No idea how it happened but I’m merrily jogging along when a marshal says ‘almost at the end now’! Seriously? I was convinced I was only half way around! Today was the MaverickInov-8 Trail Run at Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames and what a fantastic event. It was advertised…