I blogged on slowing down to Child’s Speed for Dave Cornthwaite’s Say Yes More Blog. You can read the original here. As a parent of two little children with BIG minds, it can be difficult to remember that adventures and explorations need to happen at the speed of our children and that while you may have […]Read More EXPLORING AT CHILD’S SPEED
A few weeks ago I got The Snip. If you don’t know what I mean, a quick Google will soon inform you. The timing was good and the timing was bad. It came 2 days after I ran – or rather dragged myself round – the Scafell Skyrace (SSR), so I was already limping – […]Read More Snipped
While running the inaugural Scafell Skyrace recently I had a strange and rather disappointing experience. On the slopes ascending Scafell Pike I was aware that a up ahead of me on the trail was a runner who’d slowed to a walk. Let’s call him No.59. He wasn’t limping or showing any signs of being in […]Read More Mountain Etiquette – look after your fellow runners
“I was exhausted. I wanted it all to end. My legs were empty, my resolve was spent and my spirit was broken. I didn’t have anything left in me to go on. Stopping, I flaked out at the side of the trail, barely an inch away from where people were treading past. I didn’t care. […]Read More Maxi Race: much more than a DNF
The thought of getting up at 5am to go running has often appealed to me. And it has more often appalled me! With two young kids, sacrificing any opportunity to sleep seems churlish. Yet, this week I took the plunge, getting up at 5am twice. On my first foray I was rewarded with the rising sun […]Read More A Rude Awakening
For the month of June the Wildlife Trusts were holding a ’30 Days Wild’ campaign to get people to do at least one wild thing every day to (re-)connect with nature. We’re generally pretty wild and outdoorsy, but we tried to note our outdoor adventures throughout 30 Days Wild. We didn’t manage to keep a […]Read More 30 Days Wild
Preface I have never finished last before. Milarrochy Bay Swim Festival Loch Lomond was like a mill pond, twinkling every time the sun broke through the clouds. What a beautiful morning and a glorious setting for my first ever open water swim festival. The hills and mountains ringing the loch were looking resplendent in their […]Read More I Finished Last!