Race Recap: Foxtrail 13km series finisher

Sitting on the sofa writing this post my legs are aching, in the best way. The kind of ache that recalls long, muddy runs in the late winter sunshine. Today was the last race in the Foxtrail winter trail running series, and the unseasonably warm weather meant soft paths and long stretches of deep sand…

Why I love the long run

Maybe I’m a masochist, but I love the long run. That squat stalwart of every marathon and half marathon training programme.  I dread it too, of course. Filled with enthusiasm at the start of each new training programme I marvel as I write the distances out in my calendar – one hour, two hours, fifteen…

Race Recap: Harvest Moon Half Marathon

Archie is now a half marathoner! I’m so proud of my little guy. He ran his longest ever distance on Saturday, raced his little heart out, and aced it. We’ve previously done lots of 5km runs together, but I wasn’t sure  how he’d get on with longer routes. Like human runners, it’s important to build…