Yesterday I went for a run. I have this rule in the winter (and yes its winter now folks) that if the sun shines, I will get out the door…even if I don’t really want to. We need that vitamin D at this time of the year right? Plus I’m marathon training don’t you know?…

This time last year I was making a mad dash to the airport after getting my timings wrong for my flight to New York for my bucket list race…the New York City Marathon…an event I had been dreaming about for almost a decade. It was everything I expected it to be and more (you can…

October is always a tense month in the running world. Tense for those holding their breath waiting to see if they have got their longed for place in the London Marathon. And those with their fingers crossed that the place they applied for in the ballot…hopefully isn’t successful ha ha. It causes much tension too…

I remember the moment clear as day that I first announced I wanted to run a full marathon. It was the 6th July 2005….and I was standing outside Stratford Tube amongst a huge crowd of folks, nervous with anticipation. The world was patiently waiting on the news to see who would be hosting the 2012…

Can you remember when or how you learned to swim? I can’t really. I guess it would have been in East Ham Baths back in the early 80s…an old red brick building which has long since been knocked down and turned into a snazzy something or other. I can still remember the hot buttery toast…

One of the most frustrating aspects of running is that it doesn’t take long to go from being on top form to feeling like you are starting from scratch again. Like seriously. Sometimes I go out for a run and I’m like WTF??? Like those 5 marathon’s I’ve run are actually a figment of my…

I have just spent the most incredible week at the most incredible place on earth in the shadows of mount Kuchumma in Mexico…but now back in London and facing the realities of my real life back home I’m struggling to get back into the swing of things. So I am writing this review in an…

I never get it when the first thing people ask when you complete an important race is, “What time did you do?” Like I get it if they are a running friend, and you have had a prior conversation about pace, or your goals…but when an almost complete stranger asks the question I’m a bit…

In 2005 I started working for Newham Council Back then I was not into Sport. (AT ALL) I did not come from a sporty family…unless watching West Ham on the TV counts. My new job was to help train and support volunteers in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics…although we were still in the…

We have women from our community all over the world, and I love nothing more than reading about their lives, their ways of fitting running in their lives…and I always think “one day I’d love to go run with them”, none more so than today’s guest blogger Katie Jean-Louis. I mean come on who wouldn’t…

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