I came across a wonderful internet meme a few days ago that summed up how a lot of folks feel about winter running. With a picture of a little black girl with a defiant glance (much like the ones I get from my own little girl) with the words reading… I know I said I…

Are you already thinking about what you might achieve next year? In your running? In your career? In your relationships? Do you allow yourself to dream about the things you want? Or do you hold them in because it’s too scary to admit to them? Or simply easier to keep them to yourself in case…

So yesterday I spent most of the afternoon feeling sick. Like really sick. The moment I have been waiting for had arrived. The TEDx talk I had recorded back in July had gone live on YouTube…..eeeeekkk. So many emotions, What if people didn’t like it? What if nobody bothered to watch it What if people…

I have 5 siblings. Yes…I am one of 6 children. What can I say? We do things BIG in our family. None of my siblings are particularly sporty. Jennie was as a teenager, she was proper into Sport as a kid, trained as a lifeguard, did a sports course at college, even worked in a…

I turned 40 this year. The Big Four Zero!!! Like where have the last 4 decades gone? Well, I knew I wanted to do something big to mark this milestone but I wasn’t sure what. A party would have been a nice option but I didn’t have the time or energy to organise it…so instead,…

What would you talk about if you were given a platform to speak out to the world? Which one message would you want to share? Do you even have something worth sharing? Now I have always been an opinionated person. I’ve always had something to say….just ask my Mum. So it probably comes as no surprise…

Do you ever get to a point in your life where you literally go… How did I end up here? It often happens when really really good stuff happens, or when you have hit rock bottom. And of course on birthdays right? This month I turned 40. Four Zero…I know, I know??? For context, this…

People tell me all the time Oh you must love running To which I respond No, I F**King hate it Which often gets a laugh, but it’s true…well at least partly. So to clarify… I love what running has taught me about myself I love the friends I have made I love how it has…

In today’s guest post we hear from Kate Sheard about the benefits of marshalling.  My running journey officially started in July 2016 when I joined the Couch to 5K group at Sweatshop after completing the Whipsnade 10K in the June and decided I needed to do things properly. Since then I have been upping my…

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…

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