In the immediate aftermath of this years International Womens Week where the fight for equality continues and with lots of recent talk about the power of launguage, in todays blog by Stacey Taylor we look at an often unnoticed aspect of fitness marketing and how it is not very helpful when it comes to empowering women…

Lots of women are coming to running later in life. Maybe it is because they have more time for themselves, maybe it’s because running for this group has become more visible in the last few years, who knows. So even if magazines and sports brands continue to post photos of slim and young women, we…

As we continue our Too Fat to Run Clubhouse member blog takeover, todays post is one which I think is going to help a lot of runners out there. I am a massive fan of A-B runs, and when marathon training it is often the ONLY way I can fit in the longer runs. I think…

To celebrate International Women’s Day on social media we are showcasing women from our running community using the hashtag #thisiswhatarunnerlookslike as there has been so much controversy this week about diversity and representation in the sport of running. This month we are also welcoming different clubhouse members to share their stories, their reasons for running, what…

As International Women’s day approaches I have decided that throughout the month of March we will have a Too Fat To Run? Blog takeover, where members of The Clubhouse our awesome online running club for plus size women get the opportunity to share their views, experiences and race recaps. I have been blogging for more than 7 years…

So yes it is the final day of 2017, the day we all reflect on the 12 months gone past and get excited by the 12 months ahead of us. Well at least thats how I feel today. Last night I looked through my photos from this year to select one which summed up 2017,…

When I first started running I didn’t know a single other runner. Like seriously. The only people I knew who run were guys from my estate who spent their teenage years running away from the police. It is hard to imagine that now, as 80% of the people I spend my time with these days are…

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t even know who Jo Pavey was until the 2012 Olympic Games…I didn’t know much about athletics full stop before then. I can remember reading something about her winning the 10K meter gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, just ten months after giving birth to her…

Speed is not everything…trust me I know this, but I also know how frustrating it can be to not feel like you are making any improvements with running, and improvements in time over a distance is of course one way of assessing this. Women often refer to themselves as plodders, as shufflers…telling me “Oh I’m…

I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night. Not sure why. I wasn’t even running in the morning. But I slept just like I have before any big race…not very well. I had panic dreams about not waking up on time and a dream about Tower Bridge being closed meaning I couldn’t get my car and all…

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