When I decided that I wanted to run the London Marathon back in 2005 nobody ever thought I would actually achieve it…perhaps even me. I don’t even know why I initially wanted to do it…maybe it was because it felt like the BIGGEST thing you could do in the sport, an accomplishment that other people would…

6 years ago my life changed FOREVER. Actually, that’s a bit of a lie, it was way back in 2005 when I first got the crazy idea in my head that I wanted to run a marathon…it just took me a while to realise my dream, and yes over the past 12 years I have…

With just a few days to go until the London Marathon 2018 I should be getting nervous…and I am…well more exciting, and not because I am running it this year (You can read why here), no I am excited because this year I have a bigger team than ever from my wonderful community running it….and…

Nobody ever signs up for a marathon without the full intention of training and running it to their best ability. I never have…and never would, I have too much respect for the distance. Well, I found out I had a place for this years London Marathon in October and was absolutely over the moon. The…

Can you remember the first single you ever bought? I can clear as day…in fact it was my first ever CD…in around 1993…I didn’t even have a CD player, but my brother Gary had recently acquired one and I figured I could sneak into his room when he was out to play it. My first…

I am a proud Londoner. One of those rare people that have actually lived here their whole life, coming from parents who had too. I know, I know…we do exist ha ha So, yeah I am a proud Londoner and I ADORE the London Marathon. It hasn’t always been the case though because for a large…

Before I took up running there was actually another endurance sport I took part in on the down low, and that was the much participated endurance sport of… Who can drink the most without falling over on a Friday or Saturday night Now, this was back in my twenties (pre child) when I had no…

Not sure marathon running is for me, I can barely run 5K at the moment. Wow, if I had a pound for every time a woman said that to me and then 3 months later she’s back in touch saying, Hey Julie, guess what? I have a marathon place There is just something about that…

I didn’t want to write this blog post today. Today, I didn’t want to write anything. In fact I am so exhausted by tapping on my keyboard I wonder if I will ever find the love for writing again. Why is this you may ask? Well for the last 21 days I have been steaming…

OK, so I am not going to lie, this is a difficult post to write. I have been putting off writing it all week. So here goes… In all my years of racing I had never not showed up for a race I have signed up for. Not once. If it is in my diary…

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