I have been in a very rocky relationship over the past decade. There has been tears and tantrums, weekends away to make up and try again, bruises and scrapes, times where I have simply run away and given up on it for a bit and lots and lots of swear words…and no I am not…

When you first start running being able to run without stopping to walk is a significant goal, and even when you have been running for a while you still find yourself walking in races sometimes and on long training sessions |(and that is OK) but sometimes you don’t even know why? And worse still is…

I’ve never been one for speed related running goals really. When I take on a race I kind of know roughly how long its going to take me to get round based on lots of years of experience. I tend to have 3 time goals 1. Best Case Scenario 2. Will be Happy with 3….

For such a long time I fed myself bullshit stories about my running speed. I’ll never be fast My default pace is SLOW A sub 30 5K is just too hard My life is too busy to train properly now Running fast is not that important anyway Who was I kidding? I did want to…

I remember the first time I met Jo, we were in posh glass walled offices in Central London having a development meeting and she rocked up looking absolutely amazing. Smashing all stereotypes that if you are fat you are stupid, lazy and unstylish Jo is the smartest most vibrant woman I know…and she is very…

First thing yesterday morning instead of going for a run in the cold, I was sitting at my desk waiting for a call from BBC Radio London to speak to the Vanessa Show about the concept of women being heckled while out running. This was off of the back of an England Athletics survey that…

Happy New Year Folks. How you holding up? Been for your first run yet (me neither ooopps) Had enough of the diet adverts across the media yet? Or the constant flow of healthy food and exercise segments on day time TV? Hmmm, me too. I have not started a new diet…and I have not set…

With 2017 just hours away now…it gives me great pleasure to announce that my book New Year Same You is now available as an audiobook via Audible. This is exciting on a number of levels…but I am excited mainly because so many women have been asking for this so that they can listen to it…

What a year it’s been…wowsers. I ran roughly 200 miles in training and races, including 1 x 18 mile of a team relay race 2 x half marathons (Berlin & Geneva) 2 x Spartans 1 x Duathlon 1 x Too Fat to Run Retreat (Greece) 12 x Parkruns 12 x #OBFRs 7 x 10K races…

I know, I know, I know…there are only a few days until Xmas, and nobody really wants to think about next year or exercise or health right now, but I am about to sign off for a few days for some much needed R&R…and I need to let you know about what is going on…

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