New York, New York

  In New York, you’ve got to have all the luck, Chuck Bukowski This year I will turn 40! How the hell did that happen? – I still feel like a kid, and when I was a kid 40 was old!!! It will happen in November, so what better way to celebrate than run the New York Marathon – ok I know that only runners will understand that thought – Non runners will think ‘why not have a party!!!, Since turning 39, I had this idea that I would run the New York Marathon in 2017, as it is being […]

Race Recap – Brighton Half Marathon 2017

It’s been a long time since I have toed the start line of a race. I have had so many DNS of late, and again I can’t say that I had fully trained for this race (stupid work gets in the way of training FAR too much)! But I LOVE the Brighton Half Marathon, and having run it for the last three years, so there was no chance of a DNS for this race! Date: Sunday 26th February 2017 Time: 9am Weather: Storm Doris had been calling the shots all across England in the week prior to the race, and when […]

How to keep motivated through the Winter Months

I smiled a little to myself as I wrote the title of this post, as I have found my running has been a little sporadic of late. Luckily, this hasn’t all been down to motivation, but I have found that the less I have been able to run, the harder I found it to motivate myself; and that is not just related to running! View this post on Instagram Just the 3 miles this morning, was supposed to be a lot more, but decided to listen to my body/mind and just go and walk, jog, talk and laugh #runwalktalk A […]

Race Recap – Rockingham 10

So far this Autumn I have had 2 DNS, and very erratic training! Great preparation for taking on Rockingham10 – NOT. To be honest, I was very close to DNS-ing this race too, as I have been battling a cold all week! The race is our club championship race, so I knew there would be a lot of my team mates from run club, so decided just to have a go! Date: Sunday 6th November 2016 Time: 1pm Weather: The morning was cold but bright sunshine and I thought there was the potential of a nice crisp run. Oh how wrong […]


As always the Olympics has inspired the nation and today the entire nation was invited to take part in events across the UK the celebrate the success of TeamGB. Some of the Olympians actually attended events put on. I am currently in Scotland, so did a little bit of Parkrun tourism.  I spend a lot of time in Dundee visiting family, so can’t believe I haven’t run the Camperdown Parkrun before today. The park is such a lovely setting, although I was slightly apprehensive about the hills before starting. 5k’s are hard enough without trying to run uphill too! The […]

Inspired by the Olympics? 10 things every beginner should know about running.

The Olympics are amazing. They never fail to inspire and bring the feel good factor to most of us. Watching athletes compete to their very best, seeing all their hard work pay off, it is very hard to not be inspired. I think inspiration, is not just about wanting to emulate them, but seeing how healthy and fit they are inspires me to want to be the best person that I can be. So, if you are finding yourself wanting to take up running, here are 10 things that I think every newbie should know: Very few people can go […]

Weekly Round Up – 25th July 2016

So I am finally on SUMMER HOLIDAYS and I’m hoping this means some rest, lots of running and a few more blog posts!! So what have I been up to this week? Monday – 400’s with my club. It was super hot and my legs were still a little heavy from the Parkrun PB on the Saturday! According to Strava, I clocked my faster 400 in this session! YAY I’m finally getting faster! First run in my @tribesports shorts tonight at #RunClub 400's in this heat ☀️☀️☀️☀️ saved by… — Rularuns (@Rula10) July 18, 2016 Tuesday – Rest day […]

MIA: What have I been up to?

So, as the title suggests, I seem to have been Missing In Action! I’m glad to report that even though my blogging mojo seems to have gone missing, my running mojo hasn’t. If you follow me on Strava you will see that I am still running at least 3 times a week, and my other social media outlets have documented some of my training sessions and races that I have been taking part in. If you are not following me the links are as follows Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I picked up a PB yesterday at Bedford Parkrun which I […]

Race Recap – Endure 24

I honestly do not know where to start with this race report, apart from saying this race is EPIC! I’m not sure my words are really going to be able to capture the entire weekend, so expect lots of pictures! View this post on Instagram On my way, – had actually just stopped for beers 😂 #endure24 A post shared by Ruth – Runner 🇬🇧 (@rularuns) on Jun 18, 2016 at 4:54am PDT If you have never heard of it before the basics are; the race starts at 12 noon on the Saturday and finishes at 12 noon on the […]

Three Things Friday #FridayFinds #9

So it looks as though my Friday Finds have become bi-weekly now – Sorry! Last week I was busy getting packed for Endure 24 (A race recap is on its way, but a sneaky preview – It was EPIC!) This first blog post that I am sharing, I actually found last week. But the message has stuck with me, and it is all so positive and true. Take a read and see what you think. I love the message Liz sends out through her blog and her honest, often humorous take on things. 2. Another inspirational runner to follow on twitter and read her blog, is […]