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…

Let me take you back 6 weeks ago. I was busy with work, a bit tired of life, fed up, and completely unmotivated when it came to running, in fact in the middle of last month I wrote a slightly “Woe is me” post entitled “Turns out it wasn’t just my mojo I’d lost” about…

Now that is not a phase I imagined I would be saying. “No more Marathons” is what I said just 60 or so days ago. “I’m done” My last blog post was all about how I’d lost my mojo, how I was struggling to get out the front door for a run…just not feeling it….

I can’t tell you how much I have been resisting writing this post. In fact I have been resisting posting at all. Thats OK when you are a blogger for fun, or write as a bit of a side hustle. But when your business is based on you communicating and interacting with the world…and you…

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