I’ve never felt like I completely belonged to the running world. I know this is not unique to me, plenty of people feel like this for all manor of reasons. Nobody is really to blame…it’s not like any one is there awarding people the position of “proper runner” And it’s not like there are special…

In just 25 days time I will be lining up with thousands of other runners attempting my 5th marathon…likely to be my last. Marathons are tough (state the obvious Ju) Not only physically, but they impact on your life in every possible way. You think you have ages to train and then before you know…

I wasn’t sure if I would run this weekend. I have had a cold and a chest infection all week, and aside from CrossFit on Monday, I have pretty much spent the last 7 days on the sofa trying not to cry as my to do list just gets bigger and bigger. With just 4…

This months runner of the month has simply been blowing my socks off for the last few months. She is a woman on a mission and I can’t wait to see how she gets on next month. Vicky Allison from Devizes in Wiltshire has been a member of The Clubhouse for a good few years…

I was lying on the floor of A&E. If you ever want to get looked after quickly then this is a tactic that will work well. For me it wasn’t a tactic. Early September 2017, I had what I would consider a normal business day. Got up and tended to my emails and social media,…

I remember the first time I went on a fitness retreat back in about 2007. I was terrified. YES about the exercise (as I rarely did any back then) but mainly about stepping into the unknown and sharing with a complete stranger. Throw into the mix some international travel and the fear levels raise up…

So on International Womens Day, it’s only right that we showcase one of ourinternational members, the wonderful Katie Jean-Louis who lives in Mauritius…there are worse places to live I guess ha ha. I love Katies enthusiasm for running, and her red faced sweaty selfies…while we moan about the cold and rain, she moans about the heat…we all have our battles hey? Check out what she said last week to fellow Clubhouse member Dianne Macinnes who deals with our runner of the month feature. When did you…

So…it’s world book day today. The day where social media comes alive with photos of our little cherubs dressed in anything from their favourite Disney characters, to homemade creations worthy of an Oscar for best costume award. Love it of loathe it, it has become a thing. Last year my daughter went dressed up as…

My blogging started back in 2010 with me coming last in a race. I don’t often come last. But often I’m close. And sometimes I 100% am the last to cross the line, like last weeks Chase the Moon 10K in the Olympic Park. As a slow runner you never know for sure if this…

Did you run this weekend? I did. I really didn’t want to though. I am marathon training at the moment and knew I needed to get out and do 10 miles, but it had been a long week, and my motivation was somewhat lacking. The thing with marathon running though you can’t just wait for…

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