In 2005 I started working for Newham Council Back then I was not into Sport. (AT ALL) I did not come from a sporty family…unless watching West Ham on the TV counts. My new job was to help train and support volunteers in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics…although we were still in the…

We have women from our community all over the world, and I love nothing more than reading about their lives, their ways of fitting running in their lives…and I always think “one day I’d love to go run with them”, none more so than today’s guest blogger Katie Jean-Louis. I mean come on who wouldn’t…

I haven’t really run since the New York Marathon. I wanted to, as I was all fired up about my training for next years London Marathon, but I’ve just been a bit fatigued and a bit preoccupied with some pretty exciting business developments which are going on behind the scenes. However, there was one race…

I still can’t believe I have NOT done the Great North Run. Every year I say I am going to do it, and every year it creeps up on me, and I somehow miss it. But never fear, we always have an awesome team of TFTR ladies taking part, and this year was no different….

Let’s round of this week with a running review. Not one of mine. I have only managed one solitary mile this week. Just as well we have a whole heap of awesome plus size runners waiting in the wings, training, racing and generally just being brilliant. Here is clubhouse member Lou (Laura) Stevens with her…

My first ever 10K race was on the mean streets of London back in 2006, so whenever I get an opportunity to reenact that I take it…especially if it involves novelty winter characters like the Winter Run Series races do. I did my first Winter Run in 2015 and fell in love…each year I enjoy…

So I am just going to say this right from the off. I am not the biggest fan of cross country running I’m sorry, I’m just not. The cold. The mud. The hills….I just can’t always face the idea of it, let alone the reality. Plus, I had to do it back in school in…

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…

Now I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as a Disney fanatic…don’t get me wrong I loved Mary Poppins and Bednobs and Broomsticks as much as the next kid who grew up in the 80s, but I’ve never really had any burning desire to go to DisneyLand, and you won’t find any cute Disney branded clobber in…

I love parkrun I do I can’t deny it. I love its simplicity. I love how inclusive it can be. And I love that it is always there, even when I am not. And most recently I have not been there that much at all. Saturday mornings have become problematic for me…with my 4 and…

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