Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sheer bloody mindedness vs a monumental aversion to pain

I am bloody minded in the extreme. Tell me I can’t do something that I want to do, and I will do it (unless something more interesting takes my fancy first). Show me an ultra with an all male start … Continue reading

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Bluebells at Banstead Woods parkrun

It was a tough choice.  Set the alarm for stupid o’clock to go to Chippenham parkrun #2 (where uber-tourist and 100 marathon clubber Ruth Benzimra was due to be running into the Cowell Club) or set the alarm for lie-in … Continue reading

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Stunned, shocked and amazed.

A little while ago, there was a Super Duper Exciting Project Announcement!!!! Two running bloggers were looking for eight other women to run Race To The Stones as part of an ultra team sponsored by The North Face. Who could … Continue reading

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Race review: South Downs Way 50

On Saturday, I completed my first Centurion event, the South Downs Way 50. Having volunteered at Centurion’s four 100 mile events last year, I had very high expectations. I was not disappointed. The pre-race briefings were comprehensive, including clear instructions … Continue reading

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South Downs Way 50

Executive Summary I had a plan.  I stuck to it.  I netted myself a 2 hour PB. I’m quite pleased. The plan (a) Be in Worthing for 8am (b) Make sure you have all the mandatory kit (c) Don’t go off too fast … Continue reading

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