Author: Bodil Lisa and Libby have started their Big Munro round at 12am on Monday 3rd of July, 2017. Corin and I came up on the weekend to join them, running three Munro days with them! The week started off on the Isle of Mull, with one Munro and a kayak onto the mainland. Lisa … Continue reading The Big Munro Round: Week 1
Top tips for staying active when you're injured from running, with cross-training sports that get you out in nature!
Authors: Lisa and Bodil When setting out on a Mountain Marathon you will need to carry everything for a nights camping in your running backpack. So, when all the grams count but you do want a good nights sleep, what do we carry around? Lisa Backpack: OMM 20 L Sleeping bag: Rab Neutrino endurance 200 Sleeping … Continue reading Mountain Marathon: what we carry
AUTHOR: CORIN Fastest marathon in a Ghillie Suit (female) 3:59:13. In May of 2015, I entered the ballot to run the London Marathon, somewhat by accident but that is a story for another day. Fast-forward to October when I arrive home one evening from work to open an envelope containing a magazine proclaiming acceptance to the London … Continue reading My Guinness World Record
AUTHOR: LISA This year I managed to get an extended period of leave from work. As I needed to continue training for HPM and was missing fellow BogBeauty Ali Gover (who now resides in Blenheim), I decided to head to New Zealand! I had the time of my life fitting in loads of walking and running … Continue reading Running around the NZ tourist trail
Friday 3rd of March 2017, HPM race day had finally come. We set off at 11:13 pm from Edale to run 42 miles throughout the night over the boggiest and hilliest bits of the Peak District. Night time racing was new to us, so we were all a little nervous about what was lying ahead. … Continue reading High Peak Marathon race report
Author: Bodil Our last few months of race preparation for HPM 2017, summarised in 20 photos.
After a sad goodbye to Bog Beauty Ali, who moved to New Zealand to live a life of kiwi adventures, we needed a new Bog Beauty who was up for High Peak Marathon 2017 adventures! Through our local running shop we met Corin and her loyal companion, Luna. This crazy Canadian knows her way around … Continue reading Introducing: Bog Beauty Corin
Author: Lisa This race was mine and Libby's first ultra marathon. It is a really great route taking in most of my favourite Peak District spots. There is a mean amount of ascent in first half, but the views are great and second half has loads of really enjoyable running (if you can keep the … Continue reading Success in first ultra marathon – Long Tour of Bradwell
Author: Bodil As beauties and the bog, we know a thing or two about bog running. But first of all, what do I mean with a bog? "bog (noun) an area of wet muddy ground that is too soft to support a heavy body. synonyms: marsh, swamp, wetland" 1 Quick feet So, our first tip … Continue reading Five best bog hopping techniques