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    August 6, 2019

    I often get asked why would you want to run 100 miles and it's a question I always struggle to reply to.

    Seriously how do you answer this when the person asking has probably never even set foot in the fells. 

    How on earth can I even start to explain to this person w...

    February 7, 2019

    Kayleigh's running Cv 

    28 years and very little running until aug 2014 when she entered the Lakeland 50. 

    SEPT 2014: OUR FIRST TRAINING RUN, LAKELAND FOUR PASSES, 18 MILES, TEARS COMPLETED IN 5 HOURS 58 MINUTE

     OCTOBER 2014: TOUR OF PENDLE RECCE, 17 MILES, NO VISIBLE TEAR...

    January 31, 2019

    So there are lots of running club choices out there, so why chose the yellow army? What makes us so different from the other groups? 

    "Kayleigh's group has grown so much. Why not ours? What do they do differently?"

     I saw this on another running site, what makes the...

    November 10, 2018

    Why does no one ever explain the lows that come after the highs? After the high of spending a weekend with your new running family, the high of seeing your friends and family on your epic challenge, the high of finishing something you have given your heart and soul tow...

    July 9, 2018


    Has anyone else looked through social media sites, felt bad about themselves and instead of feeling motivated, confident and loving themselves ended up feeling the complete opposite?
    Always comparing ourselves and bringing ourselves down rather than focusing on the po...

    June 18, 2018

    THE MAIN EVENT IS LESS THAN 6 WEEKS AWAY!

     IS THIS THE TIME WHEN WE FALL AND BREAK? HAVE WE DONE ENOUGH? ARE WE TOO CONFIDENT AND WILL THIS BE OUR DOWN FALL? DO WE JUST WANT TO GET ROUND OR SECRETLY HAVE WE A FINISHING TIME TO AIM FOR? HAS OUR TRAINING MADE US MORE COMP...

    April 20, 2018

    1st sept 2017, 9am, 17 novice, inexperienced, average 5 mile runners have just frantically gone through the stress, the excitement, the tears and fears as reality has set in as they have signed up to run the Lakeland 50 mile event in July 2018. As the rest of the run c...

    April 12, 2018

    So here I am still trying to call myself an ultra runner, and reflecting on how far my experiences have taken me, not only in ultra marathon races but also through fell races, trail races and lots and lots of long, tough training days on various 'hardcore' race routes,...

    January 12, 2018

    In 2014 I marshalled Dockray checkpoint on the lakeland 100 with my 29 year old daughter and in Aug I ran the UTMB 100 miler, my none running daughter Kayleigh after finishing the UTMB and being seriously sleep deprived, tired and suffering with sore guts and aches and...

    October 26, 2017

    I thought I would start by sharing the reason I run. 

    It all started because of the bravest, most patient, most trusting and most positive little boy. 

    A little boy who believes in me as much as i believe in him. 

    'True friendship knows the distance'

    Isaac and his fam...

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