Quacking Good Weather for a Run with a Duck!

It was a 5.00am start on Sunday morning. Up, dressed, quick peanut butter & jam toast before heading out of the door to Reading, to run my first half marathon for 25 years!! Having not been involved with one of these events for such a long time, I was rather unorganised. I had not thought Read More…

Seven White Horses & far too many miles!

We were very lucky with the weather on w/e 2/3 March. It was dry & there was little wind! Heather, Janine & I met in Pewsey Co-op car park at 6.15am. It was already beginning to get light, so luckily we did not have to mess about with head torches. The first leg was rather Read More…

Why Plan ….

My objective for this year, had been to take on a monthly challenge before turning 50 in December. I thought I had the first 4 months planned out: January – 90 Mile Walk round the White Horses of Wiltshire raising funds for the Trussell Trust February – Learn how to make posh chocolates March – Read More…

Arctic-Mummy – Another midlife crises?

With my big 50 approaching at the end of 2013 I thought I would set myself a few challenges. The objective is too have fun, do stuff I haven’t done before, challenge myself and raise some money for charity. Having had a few months off from extreme walking, I thought I would start the year Read More…

Arctic-Mummy completes the Nijmegen Marches

Nijmegen Marches – Day 4 The day started out quite damp, but not the heavy down pours of yesterday afternoon; just gentle rain for about an hour and then the sun came out to play! We were on the late start today (5.15am UK time!). I have found that the extra hour in bed on Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – Day 3 (7 Hills)

Nijmegen Marches – Day 3 It was an early start today. At the beginning of the week Day 3 was meant to be very wet, but with the exception of a very heavy down pour as we approached the finished, it was a hot sticky day! Having not seen much of the Military Marchers yesterday Read More…

Day 2 of the Nijmegen Marches

Nijmegen Marches – Day 2 We had a slightly later start today (they alternate the start times for the 40km march because there are so many participants!); the extra hours in bed made a difference and I found the going much easier today. We had a couple of firsts today! Saw our first person doing Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – Day 1 An early start, crossing the line at 5.30am (4.30am UK!). The weather was better than forecast and the sun was out most the day, which made it hot work in my Hotpants. The atmosphere was great with the locals supporting us well with music and refreshments. We were interviewed by Read More…

At the end of May I entered to do the Housman Hundred. I pre-qualified with a 50 miles walk – The Sussex Stride in 2010. I entered the event because I thought I would be at my fittest on my return from the Arctic, and this likely to be the only time that I could Read More…

Arctic-Mummy, Polar Racer …… MoonWalker

The London MoonWalk 2011 was much colder than last years event – there was a bitter wind blowing that was sometimes head on! I wore my attractive plastic poncho for at least half of the walk – it did a great job as a wind shield! Many people are asking if I am enjoying the Read More…