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!”
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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!”
Lisa’s Running Journey
Lisa is known in our group as an accomplished trail runner who knows all of the trails around North Cardiff like the back of her hand! But how did she get to where she is today? Here she tells us her running journey: I was asked to write something about running. And I got stuck.Continue reading “Lisa’s Running Journey”
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!”
Beth and Zoe’s Awesome Ultra-Marathon
The Good, the Bad and the Ultra. Zoe & Beth take on an ultramarathon!
Inspiring the Next Generation
Why I love running with my daughters by Beca Lyne-Pirkis, Run Buddy Whenever I get asked about why I love running so much, I usually answer with “it’s my ‘me’ time away from everything, a chance to lose myself in my thoughts and to put things right”, and if I’m honest it’s time away fromContinue reading “Inspiring the Next Generation”
Taking up Running in my 50s
By Beth May, Run Buddy It’s Saturday March 31st 2018. I’m sitting in a SlimmingWorld group in the Rhondda. I’m 51 years old. Following a hysterectomy for very early uterine cancer in 2015, I’d gained a lot of weight. And although I’d lost most of it, the last half a stone or so was provingContinue reading “Taking up Running in my 50s”