Love it/ Hate it: My Marmite Love Affair with Running

by Anna-Jane Thomas At the grand age of 38, I decided that I should try to get fit.  I’d dabbled with exercise in school, until I no longer had to do it, and then I pushed it aside in favour of music and, on going to University, socialising and drinking (well I was a medicalContinue reading “Love it/ Hate it: My Marmite Love Affair with Running”

Running with a purpose – long run anyone?

by Caroline Privett Training for a big race is great when you have a training plan to follow – someone else has planned it out for you, you just change it slightly to fit in with you. Yes you have to choose your routes but the distance is all laid out ready for you. IContinue reading “Running with a purpose – long run anyone?”

At last I can run happy: how running helped me find my happy place with friendship and acceptance

by Sharon Eckley Exercise has always been my place of escapism. My place that I choose to go to when things overwhelm me or rather the place I need to go to when things just get too much. You see, I spent the whole of my school years being bullied. From the age of 7Continue reading “At last I can run happy: how running helped me find my happy place with friendship and acceptance”

How running saved my sanity….

by Emma Mitchell-Williams The latter part of 2019 was pretty rough for me. The year started off well with our annual family holiday booked and put on the calendar. As a teacher you live for the holidays! The start of the summer holidays came and my wife, with whom I had been with for overContinue reading “How running saved my sanity….”

Running through a Pandemic: my running journey as an NHS consultant

by Andrea Lowman Running has always been a part of my life, back to school days, when I discovered that I was one of the few who actually enjoyed cross country – even wearing bottle green knicker shorts and a red aertex top! If you grew up in Pembrokeshire, like me, you may even beContinue reading “Running through a Pandemic: my running journey as an NHS consultant”

How I accidentally became an avid listener of audiobooks while running – and four books I’ve loved so far!

By Cathryn Scott  A year or so ago I would have turned up my nose at the idea of listening to an audiobook. For me, part of the joy of reading has always been holding an actual book in my hand, feeling the turn of the pages, and seeing how the words look on theContinue reading “How I accidentally became an avid listener of audiobooks while running – and four books I’ve loved so far!”

When Vicky ran the Thames Path 100!

by Vicky Luffrum March 3rd and 4th 2012 As if running a marathon was not enough, on 12th September 2011, eight days after completing the Wye Valley “adventure” marathon, on a balmy, windy evening the first miles towards an even greater challenge were ticked off. Those running it on that evening (a tough run upContinue reading “When Vicky ran the Thames Path 100!”

Our First Litter Pick!

by Gemma Brimble As someone who was brought up knowing that littering was abhorrent, and being passionate about animals and the environment I got super excited when Tanya mentioned a weekend dedicated to litter picking.  I borrowed a litter picker from a friend and I purchased a mini picker for my daughter so that sheContinue reading “Our First Litter Pick!”

When Vicky ran the Hope 24!

by Vicky Luffrum As usual, and for most participants of any event, it all begins in earnest the moment I leave the house to travel to the venue. Public transport from Cardiff to Plympton is amazingly straightforward with one train change at Bristol to continue the journey south. It is no surprise  to many ofContinue reading “When Vicky ran the Hope 24!”