Badass Mamas

  • Badass Catie on running the Half Marathon De Sables

    Be warned, this is quite long and it's quite personal, so either discard without further thought or grab a cuppa and hunker down. A few facts: Da...
  • Top Tips for your First Half Marathon

    With Cardiff Half Marathon fast approaching, and training plans well underway the nerves may be setting in for many first-time half marathoners.  Fear not, the ladies from the BAMR Facebook group have got you covered with their top 5 tips for your first half marathon!
  • Claire on Running and PTSD

    The last week I’ve had recurring nightmares and felt panicked at the slightest things.

    My flashbacks have been triggered by the smallest things so much so that I withdrew from some planned activities and spent more time at home in my “safe bubble”.

  • Expert Advice from 'Being Mum' Festival Founder Kate

    After a night out I applied for Marathon Des Sables - you only live once right. I was so drunk I’d forgotten I’d applied until a year later (there’s a 2 year waiting list) only to get an email to say that I was in and had a year to train. This is where I really fell in love with running and the running community. Since then I have placed top 10 in Grand to Grand and second in the Themes Path Challenge 100k. I’m determined to win an ultra one day. 
  • Badass Mum of 2 Fay Shares her Half Marathon Journey

    I went through to the bedroom, woke up my partner and showed him the test. We lay on the bed in stunned silence for a while before I announced, “anyway, I’m off to Parkrun, see you later.”

  • Louise Runs 'Race to The King' a 53 Mile Ultra Marathon!

    At 40 miles I was no longer a runner, I was no longer me, I was just a woman, putting one foot in front of the other, willing herself on through the night. 
  • Hazel Shares her Inspiring Journey to Ultra Runner!

    MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY I INSPIRE THEM WITH MY RUNNING AND WHAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE SO FAR AND I HOPE I CAN CONTINUE TO INSPIRE OTHERS ❤

  • Nat's First Ever Relay Race

    18 teams. SHIT! Pressure was on. Especially when I saw how many running clubs were there. They all looked pretty serious to me. What if all these people run 30min Parkruns? What if these people all run past me and knock my confidence? What if I’m so slow and I let my team down?

    So I was there and there was no turning back. I just needed to do the best I possibly could.

  • RUNFESTRUN REVIEW BY THE LOGAN FAMILY

    The first place the kids wanted to go was the funfair which was old fashioned and glorious with a big wheel, a boat swing and a helter-skelter as well as a carousel for the littler visitors. I was a bit nervous this was going to be crazy expensive.
  • RUTH'S MARATHON JOURNEY SO FAR

    I remember being inspired by Liz McColgan and straight away thought that I too was going to be a distance runner; well that was until I went out to run and felt like I was going to die after 10 minutes! How did they do it!
  • BADASS MAMA CHLOE ON RUNNING THE VITALITY 10K... IN HER UNDERWEAR

    To me the message of #celebrateyou is one that I 100% fully support and really, REALLY want to embrace. But as we all know it’s probably a lot harder than it seems, I know all of us women are AWESOME, our bodies are AMAZING and I am inspired by so many of you, who daily do fabulous things. Would I have ran in my pants 5 years ago, pre my two babies, three stone lighter, stretch mark free and with a lot less cellulite ironically no!