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…

Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

Muddy Dog Challenge – Hever Castle 2017 Battersea Cats and Dogs Home ‘I need to wee and change’ I shrieked as I threw the dog lead to the Robster, running across the field whilst stripping down to my bra to put my ‘Muddy Dog Challenge’ t-shirt on. A voice boomed over the tannoy ‘wave 17…

Jubilee 10k Swim

‘Sarah!!! what have you done!’ said Rob in his smooth South African accent as the guy at registration handed us our orange caps signifying that we were in the fastest swim group.   When I signed up for the Jubilee 10k I had no idea how long it would take – I hadn’t swam more…

10k Winter Run

It may only have been and 7.00am but the tubes and trains were already packed full of people carrying their token of unity – a blue plastic cancer research bag packed full of everything they could possible need for the run … and indeed a weekend away by the looks of it. Angus Steakhouse at…

Run in the Dark 2017

Have you ever tried drinking water whilst running? Not easy … but add the complication of trying to pour it so your lips don’t touch the bottle and you have a disaster!  Yep – that was me on tonight’s Run in the Dark 10k at Battersea Park. I had a great run but was a…