When your Ultra-Marathon is cancelled but you run it anyway….

Over the past 15 months we’ve all got used to races being postponed; it’s become the absolute norm. There’s a glimmer of hope that something might go ahead but as it gets closer to the time the inevitable happens. This was the case for the Pegasus Vale of Glamorgan Ultra Marathon (VOGUM). It almost lookedContinue reading “When your Ultra-Marathon is cancelled but you run it anyway….”

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”

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!”

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!”

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”