The Joy of Running with Anna McNuff : Inspiration and Impact #BarefootBritain

In her role as Girl Guiding Ambassador, Anna McNuff set off in June to run the equivalent of 100 barefoot marathons to inspire girls to take on challenges; to encourage them to be brave and bold. It was also to highlight the ups and downs of a challenge , to 'normalise' that cycle so that …

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How to keep motivation going #run1000miles ; Trail Run Touris

Since falling in love with trails in hilly places,  following a 1300 mile journey through the Alps last year, I have been drawn to exploring more of the higher trails in the UK this year. The highest point in my New Forest playground is only about 129 metres above sea level which means I need …

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Does the Menopause affect your running?

Does the menopause affect your running? This was the question asked by Allison Tynan back in February on the Trail Running Magazine's #Run1000miles Facebook Group which started an interesting conversation. And this week has seen GB age group triathlete Louise Minchin @louiseminchin on BBC Breakfast #BBCMenopause discuss a variety of issues related to menopause which has …

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Adventure Queen gains Elevation but Loses her Crown in Chamonix

We crossed from Switzerland into France over a small steam that gave no indication of a border and continued to follow our Komoot app route towards Chamonix. Although we knew the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc was on , and it was our intention to watch, what we didn’t know was that our route then joined …

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What’s not to like about Liechtenstein ?

Little Liechtenstein, nestled between Austria and Switzerland, may only be about 15 miles long and just under 4 miles wide, but it gave us a big warm welcome with a festival of folk music as we walked through the mountains. From 10 in the morning, several bands of traditionally dressed musicians wandered around , stopped …

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What makes a perfect day for 2 Adventure Queens?

10 miles of hiking from the remote Italian hamlet of Rabenstein Corvara ( pop. 100) to the only slightly less remote Austrian village of Zwieselstein (pop. about 1000) , along the Via Alpina Yellow Trail/ E5. The route twists and turns with a variety of unfolding landscapes , something different to view in each section …

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Is this irresponsible for a woman who should know better?

In the first week there were 4 occasions in the space of 30 hours when I did wonder whether I should be doing what I was doing. Occasion 1. Tunnels The Italians are good at building helpful road tunnels through mountains. There have been many on our route and most are short and wonderful for …

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5 Things to Love about Cycling through Slovenia

1. River Soca I loved the striking colour of the River Soca which from a distance is emerald blue-green  and up close is crystal clear. I loved its sounds and movement; the gurgling, the eddying around rocks, the rushing and gushing. Cycling for miles in temperatures over 35 degrees it was constantly calling out to …

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