People tell me all the time Oh you must love running To which I respond No, I F**King hate it Which often gets a laugh, but it’s true…well at least partly. So to clarify… I love what running has taught me about myself I love the friends I have made I love how it has…

In today’s guest post we hear from Kate Sheard about the benefits of marshalling.  My running journey officially started in July 2016 when I joined the Couch to 5K group at Sweatshop after completing the Whipsnade 10K in the June and decided I needed to do things properly. Since then I have been upping my…

So I guess you can gather that I am the kind of person who enjoys BIG challenges. Nothing I do is ever small, or unassuming. I am always about pushing the barriers, stretching myself to the limits…seeing what my body, mind and spirit can achieve. This often means BIG ADVENTURE, and sometimes, just sometimes it involves…

When I decided that I wanted to run the London Marathon back in 2005 nobody ever thought I would actually achieve it…perhaps even me. I don’t even know why I initially wanted to do it…maybe it was because it felt like the BIGGEST thing you could do in the sport, an accomplishment that other people would…

Another great guest blog from TFTR? Clubhouse Member Victoria Allison.    Running with children …. Or not? At the start of January my 8 year old daughter had asked me if she could run the Green Park Challenge again, this event is part of the Reading half marathon for families and children over 4 years. …

Another great guest blog post from one of our Clubhouse ladies Amanda Gill.  Amanda is talking about her top five reasons to run and what gets her out of the door.   Thanks Amanda Last year I turned forty. Like many forty year old women I have a life filled with rushing around and stressing:…

I learned to swim when I was a kid. I was never very good at it but I could swim confidently enough for my Mum to let me and my siblings go swimming at the weekend by ourselves, and for her to be reasonably OK with us swimming in the sea as kids. I never…

Ever have a brilliant idea pop into your head that is super inspiring and exciting, and maybe even a bit scary? But you know it is something you really really want to do? But then… You start playing out all of the tasks that lay ahead of you to achieve the goal, and before you…

6 years ago my life changed FOREVER. Actually, that’s a bit of a lie, it was way back in 2005 when I first got the crazy idea in my head that I wanted to run a marathon…it just took me a while to realise my dream, and yes over the past 12 years I have…

With just a few days to go until the London Marathon 2018 I should be getting nervous…and I am…well more exciting, and not because I am running it this year (You can read why here), no I am excited because this year I have a bigger team than ever from my wonderful community running it….and…

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