I have recently found the perfect way to get children outside for a spot of exercise. Orienteering seems to have the magic formula to keep my young boys sufficiently entertained while getting a long walk in. We usually go on the yellow course, which is a two to three kilometre loop. Along the way, there … Continue reading Orienteering, the Champion Sport for Families
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
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
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
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
I was six months pregnant with my first child, and feeling tired and fat. I was so depressed that I couldn’t race in my current condition that I started to flick through my phone to see what my mountain running friends were up to. I saw them racing up and down mountains, and traversing entire … Continue reading Why do I adventure race?
We are in an age where limits no longer apply. Runners are going further, faster, for longer, in colder and darker conditions. Races are run over days and weeks, not hours and minutes. Athletes are enduring physical and emotional torment beyond what was ever thought feasible. Steve Birkinshaw is one of those remarkable runners who … Continue reading There is no Map in Hell – Book Review