When you first start running being able to run without stopping to walk is a significant goal, and even when you have been running for a while you still find yourself walking in races sometimes and on long training sessions |(and that is OK) but sometimes you don’t even know why? And worse still is…

I’ve never been one for speed related running goals really. When I take on a race I kind of know roughly how long its going to take me to get round based on lots of years of experience. I tend to have 3 time goals 1. Best Case Scenario 2. Will be Happy with 3….

Come on let’s face it girls, running can be tough, especially in the cold, drizzly weather of the UK this time of year. But it can also be quite challenging simply if you are a beginner, or are returning to the sport after injury of a break. Running is a battle of the body and…

For such a long time I fed myself bullshit stories about my running speed. I’ll never be fast My default pace is SLOW A sub 30 5K is just too hard My life is too busy to train properly now Running fast is not that important anyway Who was I kidding? I did want to…

I remember the first time I met Jo, we were in posh glass walled offices in Central London having a development meeting and she rocked up looking absolutely amazing. Smashing all stereotypes that if you are fat you are stupid, lazy and unstylish Jo is the smartest most vibrant woman I know…and she is very…

First thing yesterday morning instead of going for a run in the cold, I was sitting at my desk waiting for a call from BBC Radio London to speak to the Vanessa Show about the concept of women being heckled while out running. This was off of the back of an England Athletics survey that…

Urrrrgghhhhh!!!! Arrrghhhhh!!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!! EEeeeehhhhkkk!!! Whyyyyyyyy???? Any of these noises sound familiar? You know that moment when you reach the end of a 5K and you look at your watch and realise you haven’t run as fast as you would have liked? Yeah me too. For the longest time I used to get really frustrated by…

Do you remember that video that went viral in 2015 about Active Wear, you know the one that went… Activewear, activewear, buying groceries in my active wear Activewear, activewear, having coffee with my friends in my activewear You can check out the video here if you haven’t seen it. But basically it was a massive…

Happy New Year Folks. How you holding up? Been for your first run yet (me neither ooopps) Had enough of the diet adverts across the media yet? Or the constant flow of healthy food and exercise segments on day time TV? Hmmm, me too. I have not started a new diet…and I have not set…

We have cut it a little fine this month, but as they say, save the best till last and all of that. Actually we have had some fabulous Runners of the Month in 2016…you can see them all here. But this months winner is Jayne Hewlett from Taunton, Somerset, who became a bit of an…

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