Helen

Hi, I’m Helen. I write about all things trail running, outdoor adventures and mindful living. Aiming to be a positive influence and have a positive impact on the environment and those around me.

Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine trail running shoes

I was so excited to take delivery of the new Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine trail running shoes just in time for a trip to...

Being a plant-based runner

We are plant-based runners, mostly vegetarian, occasionally eating dairy, fish and meat, only from sources we can trust. This is why... Plant-based trail runners As having a...

Matterhorn Ultraks 30k: an Alpine trail race around Zermatt

This was it, the race I'd been waiting to run all year: Matterhorn Ultraks, a trail race around Zermatt, in the beautiful Swiss Alps. Ultraks...

Why I choose Soft Flasks to carry water on long runs

Over the last year or so I have tried out a variety of combinations of hydration bladder systems, hard water bottles and soft flasks, in...

Being grateful for past running injuries

UPDATED: 15 JUNE 2018 - Running injuries are rubbish. Whether it's shin splints, ITB pain or something else, they can put you out of action,...

How to balance working full time and finding time to run

When having a 'traditional' training plan doesn't work for you and you need to find time to run. We both work full time and have...

Blisters on the ball of my foot: caused by gait, not shoes

I used to suffer from awful blisters because of how I ran. This is how I overcame them and went on to run marathons and ultra-distances with not a blister in sight.

Keswick Mountain Festival Ultra: 50k around the Lake District

Sunday 22 May 2016, around 3pm: I looked at my Suunto Ambit 3 Sport and it read 52km - I was about 2km from...

CTS Exmoor Marathon Review – Helen’s Experience

I have been missing trail races as the last race I completed was Trail Marathon Wales last summer, so I signed up in February...

Salewa “Get Vertical”: ski touring in Grindelwald

Alastair called me when at work a few months back: "I've won a ski touring and camping holiday in the Swiss Alps!" - He...

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