Quest Wales Adventure Race

Last weekend’s Quest Wales Adventure Race was a great excuse for a quick holiday break away. All it took was a speedy ferry ride from Dublin to Holyhead and, in less than an hour, I was in Betws-y-Coed in the heart of Snowdonia, race HQ for the weekend. Wales is a brilliant place for anyone … Continue reading Quest Wales Adventure Race

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Women Run Strong in Scotland

Yesterday, more than three hundred women of all shapes and sizes, of differing motivations and abilities, congregated in the picturesque Scottish town of Crieff. They had entered the ‘Women Run Strong’ event, an annual ladies-only running event with a difference. What awaited them was a mouth-watering spread of activities. First up, they were greeted at … Continue reading Women Run Strong in Scotland

Bump, Bike and Baby Review Tour

Finally, after months of waiting, today Bump, Bike and Baby - Mummy's Gone Adventure Racing was born! This week, an amazing array of wonderful bloggers reviewed the book in advance of its release. "She makes me want to be a better athlete." Find out what the fabulous Lauren Thomas from GirlRunningLate really thought of Bump, … Continue reading Bump, Bike and Baby Review Tour

New Book: Bump, Bike and Baby – Mummy’s Gone Adventure Racing

I'm ridiculously excited to announce that my new book, Bump, Bike and Baby - Mummy's Gone Adventure Racing is going to be released on 15 March 2018. It charts my journey from happy, carefree mountain runner to reluctant, stay-at-home mother of two. During this time, I entered Ireland's National Adventure Race Series to try and maintain my … Continue reading New Book: Bump, Bike and Baby – Mummy’s Gone Adventure Racing

Third Time Lucky at Westport Sea2Summit

This was my third time entering Westport Sea2Summit’s Adventure Race. In 2014, I came third. In 2016, I placed second. This year I wondered if, third time around, I could do one better again. My preparation for the race was less than ideal. Sea2Summit takes place in November, right at the very end of the … Continue reading Third Time Lucky at Westport Sea2Summit

Running Hard Blog Tour – Book Review

I’m very pleased to be part of the blog tour for Steve Chilton’s book Running Hard: the story of a rivalry, which is published in paperback on Thursday 19th October. Nothing can compare to the sight of top-class fell runners in full flight. It is impossible to describe the way they bound mid-race down rock-strewn … Continue reading Running Hard Blog Tour – Book Review

Head-to-head Battle at Quest Killarney 2017

You’d think, after four years of doing events like Quest, that I would find adventure racing easy. Instead, it’s quite the opposite: It seems to get harder with each event. Just look at last weekend when, for the third time, I lined up at one of Ireland’s toughest adventure races, Quest Killarney. I don’t think … Continue reading Head-to-head Battle at Quest Killarney 2017