Training and motivation

OUCH! The Messy Runner’s top five tips for recovery after an ankle sprain

It’s a typical September night here in Bristol UK. You know the kind. The damp grey, drizzled under foot kind. The leaves have turned and tumbled to paste on the ground kind. The students are rowdily back into the swing of another boozy academic year, kind. Draw in deep the steamy city air and heave… Continue reading OUCH! The Messy Runner’s top five tips for recovery after an ankle sprain

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Messy-ness · Training and motivation

Get Up Offa That Thing! (beating the racer snakes)

Hello folks. Today I've officially been having a Day Off, and not because I am poorly, but because I can! It's delightful. Harry being his teachery good self, his time in terms, while I, being wayward scribbler (of sorts), means I've spent the day Han Solo. It's a funny, reflexive thing when you're not used to spending time… Continue reading Get Up Offa That Thing! (beating the racer snakes)

Training and motivation

The Perils of Running in Public – My Top 5

The launch of 'This Girl Can' was a triumph for trying to combat anxieties about being seen getting a sweat on in public. It's something I get, having been through that tortuousness as a teenager. But when I got to my mid-twenties, I realised that resolve is everything. And celebrating your health through exercising with gusto… Continue reading The Perils of Running in Public – My Top 5

20 Questions with... · Training and motivation

20 Questions with: Jane Wood Rackham, founder of The RackhamEffect

Bio: Jane Wood Rackham founded The RackhamEffect in 2005, providing sports massage and Myofascial Release, among other treatments. She has also completed a mountain of endurance events, among them IRONMAN Triathlons and running The Forces March in 2015. She says: "I am 45 but feel 25 most of the time. The RackhamEffect started when I took up… Continue reading 20 Questions with: Jane Wood Rackham, founder of The RackhamEffect

On the Run! · Training and motivation

Running in the X’treme: 22.07.16

Run date: Friday 22 July 2016 Set-off time: 6.30 am, give or take Pace: 9.41 mins/mile Distance: 7.1 miles Total run time: 1 hour, 8 mins:46 secs Terrain/landscape: tarmac then gravel track, fluctuating gradient (but never steep) Weather conditions: Cooler, pretty spot on really. ALTHOUGH: I had a severe run-in with the mozzies - 23 bites, I kid… Continue reading Running in the X’treme: 22.07.16