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Salomon Trail Festival; transitioning from tarmac to turf!

June 10, 2019
Last Saturday I hopped on a train out of London and headed for the Surrey Hills in hot pursuit of the Salomon Trail running festival at Box Hill, just one hour away. Skies were grey and showers were intermittent but I was prepared for any weather with my waterproofs and extra layers so a little light rain wasn’t going to stop me. As a road runner I’m highly aware of the high impact that the constant, repetitive pounding on the tarmac has on my legs. Running mainly on the flat road means that the same muscles get used at every step, which puts them under a lot of strain.… Continue reading...
Health, Lunch/Dinner

Mini Escape to Lime Wood Hotel

July 23, 2015
When I swap the city streets to fields of green and rolling hills, it’s usually for at least a weekend. However, when an invitation came to sample the raw delights of Lime Wood Hotel’s restaurant Raw & Cured – how could I refuse? The day started with a green juice before hopping onto a train to Brockenhurst (New Forest) at Waterloo. It took just under two hours to get from Waterloo to Lime Wood. Such a quick and easy journey – I started to seriously question myself why I hadn’t done a day-trip before. Waiting looking exceedingly delicious for our arrival were these beautiful watermelon and strawberry juices with raw coconut protein bites (above) to accompany them.… Continue reading...