It’s not easy keeping the kids occupied and away from the technology during the summer holidays, especially when the weather isn’t great. But today we found just the thing. An activity which we could both get involved with, and one which was 100% free. Together with local partners Park Lives is a series of free, family-friendly…

To celebrate International Women’s Day on social media we are showcasing women from our running community using the hashtag #thisiswhatarunnerlookslike as there has been so much controversy this week about diversity and representation in the sport of running. This month we are also welcoming different clubhouse members to share their stories, their reasons for running, what…

Let me ask you a question? When did you go on your first diet and why? Can you even remember? For me, it is all a bit blurry. I can remember when I was still going to dance school at the age or 10 or 11 hearing the mums of other children discussing our changing…

People are obsessed with my size and it’s just so bloody annoying. The meant to be helpful comments from friends and family Oh you’ve lost weight? Erm nope…don’t think so, not last time I looked. Or journalists who are doing a story about me who insist on knowing my dress size…when the piece is not…

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t even know who Jo Pavey was until the 2012 Olympic Games…I didn’t know much about athletics full stop before then. I can remember reading something about her winning the 10K meter gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, just ten months after giving birth to her…

In 2012 I ran the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon unknowingly carrying a very precious package along with me, and no it wasn’t an energy gel or some anti chaffing cream. Turns out I was pregnant, 6 or 7 weeks in fact. It came as an almighty shock and in many ways I was…

Did you know apparently it takes 21 days to start a new habit? And with the summer holidays in full swing there’s no time like the present to get outside with the family and start a new family habit of being physical out in the open…together…yes you read that right OUTSIDE and TOGETHER!!! A new…

Now you all know we only ever feature fabulous plus sized runners in our runner of the month post, but this month we have really excelled bringing you an exclusive interview with the runner of the moment Sam Mollaghan from the fantastic #ThisGirlCan campaign from Sport England. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it…

Well that got your attention didn’t it? So before you start thinking “traitor” or worse still “attention seeker” of course I think Jo Pavey can win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award, which is being announced this week, why wouldn’t I? We love an underdog in this country, the thought that someone has…

Would you like my seat? How far along are you my dear? You are simply blooming!! When is it due? These are simply THE worst comments a FAT woman can hear when she’s not actually pregnant. And I can’t count the number of times it’s been said to me over the years, and every time…

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