When I was offered to try out the Merrell All Out Rush Trail running shoe I was excited – especially when I saw that Runner’s World voted it the “Best Debut trail running shoe.”
Nikki Bartlett has had a successful year. She has become both Scottish and British middle distance triathlete champion, came second overall female at Iron Man UK 70.3 and took the top spot in the Scottish Olympic Distance Championships. Nikki has taken time out of her busy schedule to give us some tips on how to take on a triathlon.
I have been back in the UK for over a month now. My Great British training regime started well: I ran from my parent’s village in the Conwy Valley to picturesque Rowen and back again.
More and more retired women are taking on endurance challenges. This year has seen an 89-year-old grandmother taking part in the Dublin mini-marathon, and 91-year-old Haarriette Thompson of North Carolina broke the record for the fastest marathon completed by a 90-year-old at the San Diego Marathon in June.
Land Rover has even made 70-year-old surfer, Gwyn Haslock one of their ambassadors. In their television advert she defiantly tells the audience, “Don’t tell me I’m too old!” before we see her take on a wave far more elegantly than I ever have. Continue Reading →
Training while making a 2,700 mile journey across the American west coast is not easy. There are vast distances to cover, and it’s far more tempting to grab some cider and watch the Pacific’s waves crash over the black rocks while the sun sets.
I’m running up a newly-tarred road, and at the end of it I can see water. My legs feel tried but I carry on. When I come to a stop at the boat launch, the landscape opens up.
Usually on Sea to Sky we like to feature the amazing sporting and adventurous feats of women – but at times someone does something so extraordinary that is does not matter what gender they are. Continue Reading →