Running, arthritis and me

How I learned not to be limited by my chronic illness. by Myfanwy Thomas, Run Buddy Long before I was ever a runner (a recent change to my life in the grand scheme of things) I was an arthritic person. It seems as if there should be a noun for it. Arthritic?  I am anContinue reading “Running, arthritis and me”

Socially Awkward to Socially Connected

How She Runs: Cardiff helped this anxious runner feel part of the running community. by Ann Lawson-Jones, Run Buddy My experience with sport, like a lot of women, had a negative beginning in high school. Being red headed is tough when you are in your teens. Suffice to say I was incredibly shy and sociallyContinue reading “Socially Awkward to Socially Connected”

Driven by Data

The highs and lows of chasing numbers by Georgina Lloyd The most important thing that I have learnt both physically and mentally over the last four years is don’t be driven by performance data. The multi million pound sports watch industry has boomed over recent years as people are interested in step count, pace, distanceContinue reading “Driven by Data”

My Running Journey with SRC

by Joanne Wellbeloved I’ve watched my partner Glenn complete half marathons over the past few years and I have always said I would love to be able to do that. I was out cheering on some of my Slimming World members running the Cardiff Half in October 2019 and I thought to myself let’s doContinue reading “My Running Journey with SRC”

She Runs: Whilst Autistic

I’ve had a few forays into running in the past. Between the ages of fifteen and eighteen I was in Army Cadets and participated in Cadet Cambrian (the toughest competition in the Army Cadet Force with a lot of running during training), but I tore my meniscus and had to have an arthroscopy at 17,Continue reading “She Runs: Whilst Autistic”

Rhowch eich treinyrs am eich traed ac ewch amdani!

Mae Hi’n Rhedeg: Caerdydd Rhyw berthynas marmite oedd gen i â rhedeg. Erioed wedi f’ystyried fy hun yn rhedwraig naturiol ac i fo’n onest, ro’n i’n casáu rhedeg fel person ifanc. Roedd y syniad o redeg traws gwlad neu rasys mabolgampau yn yr ysgol yn codi ofn arna i braidd er fy mod yn mwynhauContinue reading “Rhowch eich treinyrs am eich traed ac ewch amdani!”

“Go at your pace, don’t worry!”

One of our members, Catrin Mair Griffiths describes how she found the confidence to run again with She Runs: Cardiff “If you’ve put your trainers on and you are running, you are a runner!”  These were some of the quotes that I heard on my first day running with She Runs: Cardiff. I had notContinue reading ““Go at your pace, don’t worry!””