Why running with Strava may not be right for you
Jul01

Why running with Strava may not be right for you

Strava is a fitness social media that is very popular with runners and cyclists. It tracks activities using GPS, then runners and cyclists upload them, so that other Strava users, can see them. You can choose whether to share this information publicly, or just among your followers. For many runners and cyclists, it is a great motivational tool. There is potentially a lot of pleasure to be had from seeing that you’ve run a...

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Camel Trail v South West Coast Path
Aug13

Camel Trail v South West Coast Path

Ever since my husband and I first went to Padstow in the 90s, the one thing we’ve always done is cycle the Camel Trail. In those pre-kids days, we cycled to Bodmin and once even made it to the end of the trail and back. Then got back to our holiday house and promptly fell asleep for two hours. That has NEVER happened to me before or since. Sleep is not one of my strong points. Once we had kids, we only ever managed to ride to...

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Cycling in Copenhagen
Apr16

Cycling in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a really big cycling city, second only to Amsterdam, where we cycled a few years ago. So when in Rome (Copenhagen), we did as the Romans do and did some cycling. Cycling on holiday is a positive double whammy – it’s a good way to see more than you would see on foot and it’s a fun activity of its own accord. Win-win. Bike hire was very easy for us because we could hire them from our hotel, which is not...

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The Sport Relief mini triathlon
Mar22

The Sport Relief mini triathlon

Sport Relief is a charity we’ve supported as a family for many years. We did the Sport Relief Mile from 2008 to 2016 – increasing our distances to three miles and even six miles in my eldest’s case. But this year, there was no Sport Relief Mile. People needed to come up with their own fundraising activities. And I’m very proud to say that my daughter did just that. Along with a friend from school, they decided...

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Project 365 2018 Week 11
Mar17

Project 365 2018 Week 11

It’s been a busy week dominated by my daughter’s birthday. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 70 – Sunday 11th March – Mother’s Day was one of our better ones. My kids are at an age where they buy their own presents, so this is what they bought me between them. My eldest was slightly in the dog house for not buying me a card, and my younger son surprised me by writing some lovely words in his...

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