Training, Tiredness, Tapering- a Road Marathon Journey

Training, tiredness, tapering- many runners currently preparing for a Spring marathon will I am sure be all too familiar with those terms. In the past I have been guilty of “winging it” when preparing for a long race, especially a road marathon- I never had the discipline or willingness to commit to a proper block … More Training, Tiredness, Tapering- a Road Marathon Journey

Bhaji Butties, Bus Epics and British Fell Relay Champs

Grasmere in the Lake District was the picturesque venue for this years British fell relay championships, with Ambleside AC hosting the event. This is one in which our club Valley Striders AC has had some attendance at in the past but not with regularity. This is in part due to often long distances required to … More Bhaji Butties, Bus Epics and British Fell Relay Champs

The Classic Fell Race

Every August a small village in the Yorkshire Dales holds an event that is synonymous with fell running- the Burnsall Feast Sports. This year gave me my first opportunity to take part in this classic race steeped in history, with origins dating back to 1870. And it was on my birthday too, so a bonus camping weekend ensued! … More The Classic Fell Race