Can running save your life?

It is a phrase that has often been said, running saved my life. A dramatic statement and at risk of becoming a cliché, but how much truth can there be in it, can running save your life? Over recent weeks I have given it a lot of thought. I’ve talked about mental health before on…

Don’t fret girls, we all do it….

My blog and shop are called fellrunlikeagirl, they’re not meant to be exclusively for us ladies or only about issues which affect women, this is a blog for everyone maaaan woo yeah peace, love and let’s all hold hands etc etc. Snuffing out the incense for a moment, I recently noticed that this name might be…

Voted the best in test

Last summer I volunteered to head over to Peterborough to help Trail Running magazine with a photo shoot. The lovely editor Claire Maxted had sent a call out across social media to help them replenish their stock photos using real runners as opposed to models.  I’ve never done anything like that before and as a…

Edale Skyline

The Edale Skyline is one of those iconic races in the Peak District, one that is on the hit list of many local fell runners. Renowned for being tough at 21 miles with around 4500ft of ascent over heath, bog, rocky outcrops, grassy paths and woodland trails.  Being held in March weather conditions are notoriously…

Staying Safe

How many of you feel unsafe when you go out for a run? How many of you look over your shoulder to see who might be coming up behind you?  Do you let a buddy know exactly where you are going and when you will be back?  Do you carry a phone and a rape…

5 tips on how not to run downhill

I recently posted the above photo to my Instagram account from the Edale fell race back in June last year. This was a great, tough little fell race made extra tricky by an unseasonably cold downpour right at the finish that had us all huddling in the fete tents trying to stay dry. The more I look at this…

Winter Running

It’s been a little while since I blogged, got myself out of the habit before really getting into it! Time to get back on it and see if anyone is still out there! Winter running for me tends to be more about training runs than races, basically because races are less frequent so it’s a…

2017?

This has been some year! A lot of it I would rather forget; too many wonderfully talented people died, the country voted to leave the EU, Trump won the election and wars and terrorism have raged around the world.  It’s enough to make you cry into your eggnog latte.  This past year has also been…

Getting on the tv ….almost

Well a few couple of weeks I saw an advert on Faceache for applications for a new wave of the brilliant Sport England: This Girl Can campaign. After a little pondering I thought what the hell and filled out the form, sent it off and then promptly forgot all about it.  Much to my surprise, a few…

Dovedale Dash’d

Sunday 6th November saw the now infamous Dovedale Dash, probably one of the most famous local fell races.  The race this year attracted a phenomenal 1590 runners which when compared to your average race of up to 300 is astonishing stuff.  Part of the reason is probably down to the fact it has been going…

Friendliest sport

I have had a go at a few sports in my time, but as we’ve established in a previous blog post I am not really one for team sports (so not a team player)! That’s not to say I am anti-social, but I just prefer to only have to rely upon myself in my sporting…

Summer Season

As the summer fell races have come to an end I wanted to do a post on some of the race highs and lows as I never get the chance to do a post on each one individually. This year I did some old favourites as well as taking on a few new challenges.  …