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!”

When Vicky ran the length of Ireland!

Malin Head to Mizen Head12th Sept -22nd Sept 2012 by Vicky Luffrum 344.49  miles or 574km in “new money”………a long way! (Plus extra for road works and getting lost! For those who are geographically challenged, Malin Head is the most northerly point in Northen Ireland and Mizen Head is the most southerly point in Eire. IContinue reading “When Vicky ran the length of Ireland!”

Claire’s Amazing Run Every Day Streak!

by Claire Louise Thomas “RUN every day? You must be insane Claire”, these were the words on my husband’s lips in March 2020. He was the first person who I shared my harebrained idea with. I had been quietly watching a few other run streakers on Facebook and was intrigued to give it a tryContinue reading “Claire’s Amazing Run Every Day Streak!”