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”

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”

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”

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”

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”