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”

9 things I learned from running on my own every day for 60 days

by Cathryn Scott, Run Buddy Today I ran for the 60th consecutive day. I have laced up my trainers every single day since New Year’s Eve and gone out for a run. I’ve run in the wind, the rain, the snow (three times), the sunshine. I’ve run in the morning, at lunch time, in theContinue reading “9 things I learned from running on my own every day for 60 days”

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”

The Run Wales Plodcast – the one with She Runs: Cardiff….

by Gemma Brimble, Run Buddy I really got into podcasts the summer of 2019, when I had a long drive to work every morning. My husband had listened to podcasts on and off for a while and made some suggestions for me; I found they helped me actually look forward to my commute instead ofContinue reading “The Run Wales Plodcast – the one with She Runs: Cardiff….”

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”

Running for Two

My experience of running with baby on board and beyond by Kate Morgan, Run Buddy The day I found out we were expecting our third little munchkin was the day after the 2019 Cardiff Half Marathon. I had had my suspicions for a couple of days (even furtively googling if energy gels were safe in pregnancy!).Continue reading “Running for Two”