Monday Morning Motivation: Blood Road

Still from Blood Road.

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the site where Rebecca’s father, a Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Latoya Shauntay Snell

Image of a woman (Latoya Sunatay Snell) standing in a confident pose

I first read about Latoya Shauntay Snell in 2018. Someone had shared a photo of her running in a Facebook group. My first thought was to wonder where she had got her leggings from, so I did a bit of Googling and ended up on her Instagram page. Then I Read more…


A weekend of running in Southampton

Inez Walker taking part in Southampton Marathon

Southampton parkrun We were finally back in Southampton for a parkrun, which was great. I love visiting new events, but I also like seeing my friends at Southampton. It was my turn to run with M in her buggy. I’d not run far when I saw my friend and former Read more…


Fit and healthy break in Bournemouth

Beach huts with "Fit and healthy break in Bournemouth" superimposed.

I’ve now booked tickets for my big holiday of the year (to Australia for my brother’s wedding), but that’s a long way off, so I’m trying to plan lots of mini breaks and excursions. My first weekend adventure was with my friend Inez. We went to Bournemouth which has a Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Live Like Line

Poster for The Miracle season.

I watched The Miracle Season on Netflix and although it’s predictable in places, I also found it moving as I knew it was based on a true story. I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to say that the eponymous character, Line, passes away not long into the Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Moon Fahel

Moon Fahel running.

As we’re in peak marathon season, this week’s inspiration is courtesy of an 85-year-old runner: Moon Fahel. Moon joined a gym after retiring at 66. Whilst there he would try anything that sounded like fun, including Zumba and martial arts. Moon was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer when he started Read more…


My parkrun A-Z: Guildford parkrun

Map of Guildford parkrun with 'My parkrun A-Z: Guildford parkrun' superimposed on it.

After doing our last three parkruns at Moors Valley, Killerton and the Eden Project, we were looking forward to seeing friends at our home parkrun today, however, we ended up doing Guildford parkrun. Why did we go to Guildford parkrun? We’re busy planning ahead for a trip to Australia in Read more…


parkrunning in Cornwall at Eden Project parkrun

Biomes at the Eden Project with 'parkrunning in Cornwall: Eden Project parkrun' superimposed on it.

I was at home in Cornwall for Easter weekend, so there was another opportunity for parkrun tourism. I’d love to be able to complete all of the parkruns in Cornwall, but Mount Edgcumbe and Tamar Lakes are quite a long way from my family home in West Cornwall. I decided Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Lorena Ramirez

Lorena Ramírez taking part in Cajamar Tenerife Bluetrail ultramarathon.

María Lorena Ramírez Hernández is a 24-year-old Mexican runner. She belongs to the Tarahumara or Rarámuri ethnic group. These indigenous people are known for their long-distance running ability. Lorena Ramirez became world famous after winning the UltraTrail Cerro Rojo in 2017. She completed the 50 km race in 7 hours and 20 minutes, whilst Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Jeannie Rice

Mature Korean woman standing next to a rack of medals.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is courtesy of Jeannie Rice, a veteran runner who is showing no signs of slowing down. Rice, a 70-year-old from Ohio, set an age-group world record at Chicago Marathon in October 2018.   Her finish time was 3:27:50, beating the previous age-group record by over 7 1/2 Read more…