Running

Route 47: FKT attempt from Zurich to Zug

Route 47: FKT attempt from Zurich to Zug

FKT stands for “Fastest Known Time” and refers to a speed record on a popular and predetermined route. These times and routes are curated and posted on fastestknowntime.com   We wanted to be the first women to record an FKT from Zurich to Zug, two […]

The Carsington water half marathon

The Carsington water half marathon

I run a lot more than I blog. It makes sense that I do many more training runs than posts, but what I mean is that I run epic, stunning races and then never pen the experience. My first marathon? I have pictures but no […]

The Two Rivers Marathon: A rainbow nation themed race in the heart of Europe’s lowlands

The Two Rivers Marathon: A rainbow nation themed race in the heart of Europe’s lowlands

What do you picture when you read the words: Ultra marathon? Do you think of winding trail paths or long days in the alps? I think of wide asphalt roads with unforgiving climbs. I see unending tarmac with runners of all shapes and colours in […]

Amsterdam: A blast at the half

Amsterdam: A blast at the half

The water stations felt like running on the sticky side of Duct Tape. I can only assume that prior runners ran at full speed while trying to gulp down sports drink from a cup. Clearly, they got more on their shirts and on the road […]

The bright side: Bucharest 10 km

The bright side: Bucharest 10 km

Was it Shakespeare who said, ‘expectation is the root of all heartache’?   When I registered for three half marathons over three weekends in October, I had fully expected to be 100% Achilles pain-free. Seven weeks of heel raises, supplements and reduced running and I […]

Balance in Bucharest

Balance in Bucharest

It’s challenging to describe how dilapidated Dinamo stadium is. Like many buildings in Bucharest, its days of glory is clearly behind it. Every metal surface is rusted. The concrete is covered in peeling paint. Faded plastic chairs surround the oval that is scattered with cinderblocks […]

Vienna waits for you

Vienna waits for you

Are you’re a Billy Joel fan? Do you know his song “Vienna”? If you don’t, it is worth a listen. Like his other tunes, it sad and it sweet and you’ll feel like you know it complete. It’s about being young and ambitious and learning […]

Heuvelrugloop: Hilly home run

Heuvelrugloop: Hilly home run

Do you have a favourite race? I bet you do. Even if it does not immediately come to mind, you must have a race that is (metaphorically) written on the calendar in permanent marker. That race that trumps all others. While you think about it, […]

Running in Switzerland

Running in Switzerland

I have the privilege of travelling to Basel, Switzerland, to work with a customer at their head office. This is my first time in Switzerland, and I am absolutely loving it. I spent the first week cooped up in a drab hotel room without any running […]

Literally, my Achilles heel

Literally, my Achilles heel

My last post was at the start of my marathon running journey. It was 21 weeks ago and I was pumped up and excited to get going with my training. Unfortunately, I failed in the number one golden rule of Marathon training: “Don’t get injured.” […]