People often ask me how I manage to train for my races alongside everything else I have to do in my life. I am a single parent, I run a global business, I do CrossFit 2-3 times a week, I can normally be found working on a new book, and I travel a bit to…

Running the same race more than once comes with a range of pros and cons Pros you know the route you know you can do it you have the opportunity to improve Cons you know the route…and know which bits hurt and which bits are boring you know you can do it…but perhaps you were…

In 77 days 14 nervous but excited ladies from the Too Fat to Run community will be heading to the airport about to embark on adventure….as they join me and my incredible retreat staff for 7 days on the Greek island of Rhodes for a week of fitness, food and fun, and you could be…

So this is a post I have thought about writing for a long, long time. And today seems like as a good a day as any to pluck up the courage and simply write it. I am often asked, what will you do when you lose all your weight? when talking to people about my…

I have only just got back into the swing of my running this year in the last week or so, the cold weather has been deterring me so I have been focussing on doing CrossFit 3 times a week. But on Saturday I wanted to check my pace over the 5K distance, as I have…

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….

Come on let’s face it girls, running can be tough, especially in the cold, drizzly weather of the UK this time of year. But it can also be quite challenging simply if you are a beginner, or are returning to the sport after injury of a break. Running is a battle of the body and…

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…

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