New York, New York

Concrete jungle it certainly is and that doesn’t really suit a girl who wants to be out on the trails or by the sea. But we crammed lots in and had a great time, thought perhaps a bit too much walking given I had the marathon to do on the last day. After we arrived…

NYC Marathon Training & UK Parkrun Tourism

Returning from South Africa, and following the big build up and hype of Comrades; I had to work on settling back into UK life and regaining some speed. After a week or two fairly chilled and with no structure to training (although from a personal life perspective not remotely chilled!), I returned to UK general…

South Africa Month 6

Life On the 31st of January, I flew to Capetown to meet my parents, taking 3 days annual leave so I could stay Wednesday to Sunday. We had an apartment close to the city and the waterfront. The first night, we walked to the waterfront, took a ride on the observation wheel, then ate an…

South Africa Month 5

Training The road to comrades starts here! My miles and kilometres have got all jumbled. I’ve always run in miles (but swim in metres) except a 5km or perhaps on a track, but here everything is measured in kilometres and my training buddies work and talk in kilometres (and so do my boyfriend and dad)…

SA: 12 races in 12 weeks

Work I wasn’t in work on Monday off due to my car saga, leaving me stranded in East London. And in a way it was lucky, as I was sick and had I been in Tsolo, would have felt obliged to go in then really struggled all day. Tuesday morning after rounds, I did a…