I have been writing about being a plus-size runner for a whole decade, but you do know I had a life before TFTR right? I spent 10+ years prior to setting up my blog working as a drama facilitator, community engagement specialist, volunteer coordinator, trainer and consultant. I like people, and I like nothing better…

There are currently 200 women signed up to my popular beginners’ programme 5 weeks to 5K and I can’t wait until next Monday when I open the doors to the private facebook page and we get started. I’ve been fielding quite a few questions about the programme over the last few days so I figured…

I don’t do party politics. But I do, do politics. Politics is everywhere around us, our whole lives have been forged out of someone else’s political choices and vision for a better world. When I was a kid and was asked “what do you want to be when you grow up? I’d always answer “a…

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…

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…

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…

Did you know we have our very own app? Well its hosted via an american company called Mighty Networks, but unlike Facebook it is actually our own private little group, which means when you join this community you actually see everything which is posted AND there are no adverts. Its glorious. Anyway, you don’t want…

There is nothing I like more than bringing awesome women together. It’s what I do #sorrynotsorrymen but it’s true, I love doing it online but boy oh boy do I love doing it in person too. My first running retreats were a simple affair, 20 women brought together initially in the function room of the…

Buckle up…it’s gonna be a long and bumpy one. Marathons are strange things…a bit like relationships in many ways. One minute you love em, the next minute you don’t want to ever see them or think about them again…but deep down you also reluctantly know what you put in is what you get out. Tough…

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