Who Run The World ?

Today is an important day in history, a hundred years since women got the vote.  A hundred years is still just about within living memory which is pretty mind boggling for an activity most of us take totally for granted.  I am deeply grateful to those women and men who fought for the rights we…

50 Shades of Mud

Whilst standing in the shower post-run this afternoon, I watched as my brilliant white bathroom suite became spattered with a delightful shade of Derbyshire brown from the mud on my legs. It got me pondering about mud. Now I know what you’re going to say; this chick needs to get out more! But hey, it’s…

New Year

Well it’s still January so not too late to talk about the year ahead right?!  My excuse for being a bit lax with the blog is a good one though, too busy having fun hoorah! I have talked about my 2017 trials a fair bit in previous posts, but a New Year is a time…

Cross country

With the change from summer to autumn which seems to occur overnight, so too arrives cross country season. If you’re a club runner you will know it well. Grab your vest and congregate at a local park, startling the weekend dog walkers and pre-Sunday lunch strollers. It’s a full on takeover. I must admit to…

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…