Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 6: Thank God for girlfriends

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the sixth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou struggles with pre-race anxiety and calls a friend. With only ten weeks to go until I embark on a 53-mile ultra The Hoka Highland Fling, as the miles […]

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 5: the joys of following a training plan

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the fifth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou starts to find her feet. As a laid back soul runner, I confess I’ve never been one to follow a training plan. Before an event I often […]

The Hoka Highland Fling training week 4: The hunt for the perfect trail shoe

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the fourth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou researches superhero footwear. At officially one quarter of the way through my Hoka Highland Fling training plan (click here for last week’s blog) the miles are sneaking up and it’s starting […]

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week three

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the third week of her training. Week three of my training plan for the Hoka Highland Fling and things are now in full swing. The plan stipulated a 60-minute easy run on Monday, a midweek […]

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week two

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the second week of her training. Week two of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and I am suddenly (painfully) aware of the challenge that lies ahead. My training plan stipulated a 35-minute […]

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week one

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the first week of her training. Week one of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and admittedly I didn’t fling myself into my running with wild abandon. Having completed a marathon in November, […]

How to train for a 53-mile ultra: The Hoka Highland Fling

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? We put our Online News Ed Rhalou to the test. As an average runner with fairly good endurance and just the right amount of madness, I’ve been harbouring a secret desire to advance to ultra running for a while […]

Rhalou’s guide to life

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Love | 5 Comments

As the one year anniversary of my return to London rolls around and having recently turned 35, here is some stuff I learned about life:- 1. Enter races that you haven’t trained enough for, run with people that are faster than you and embark on adventures that put you outside your comfort zone. You will have […]

Race report: The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon 2014

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Triathlon | One Comment

As featured on Findarace.com Runner, writer and occasional breaststroker, Rhalou, dons the Lycra and tries her hand at triathlon. As a running fanatic, I’ve always been loyal to my favourite sport and thought triathlons sounded a bit daft (sorry tri friends). But, mostly because I wanted the hot body that training for all three pursuits […]

Race report: Rhalultra 2014

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Running | One Comment

Why do people enter races? For the challenge, the adventure, the thrill of the ride, or the incredible sense of fulfilment running brings? Unless you’re an athlete, of all the reasons to enter races, running speedily is not the first thing that springs to mind. There are a million trillion more emotional, heart warming and […]