There are currently 200 women signed up to my popular beginners’ programme 5 weeks to 5K and I can’t wait until next Monday when I open the doors to the private facebook page and we get started. I’ve been fielding quite a few questions about the programme over the last few days so I figured…

And breeeeaaaaattttthhhhheeee So it’s 2020…a whole new year, a whole new decade. And so it has begun. The TV and internet is full of all that New Year, New Start bullshit…diets, exercise plans, dry January, veganuary….basically become a completely different person overnight. Enough already. It’s 100% OK to make some changes if you want to…but…

This has been quite a difficult blog post to write. Mainly because I didn’t have an awful lot of runs to choose from, which tells you all you might need to know about my year of running…if I had to review 12 of my best races I would be in trouble…as I’m not sure I…

I don’t do party politics. But I do, do politics. Politics is everywhere around us, our whole lives have been forged out of someone else’s political choices and vision for a better world. When I was a kid and was asked “what do you want to be when you grow up? I’d always answer “a…

There are 20 days left of this decade. Holy cow…where did all that time go? Do you know I started this blog in 2010…9 years and 2 months ago to be precise. I started blogging because I was fed up of weird, funny and unfair things kept happening to be in the running world…and nobody…

Or passing onto your loved ones so they know what you want for Xmas hint hint. You know they say running is supposed to be free…well that’s bullshit, it ain’t and it can become a bit of an addictive shopping habit (oh well) So here are some ideas for gifts or treats at a range…

Yesterday I went for a run. I have this rule in the winter (and yes its winter now folks) that if the sun shines, I will get out the door…even if I don’t really want to. We need that vitamin D at this time of the year right? Plus I’m marathon training don’t you know?…

This time last year I was making a mad dash to the airport after getting my timings wrong for my flight to New York for my bucket list race…the New York City Marathon…an event I had been dreaming about for almost a decade. It was everything I expected it to be and more (you can…

October is always a tense month in the running world. Tense for those holding their breath waiting to see if they have got their longed for place in the London Marathon. And those with their fingers crossed that the place they applied for in the ballot…hopefully isn’t successful ha ha. It causes much tension too…

I remember the moment clear as day that I first announced I wanted to run a full marathon. It was the 6th July 2005….and I was standing outside Stratford Tube amongst a huge crowd of folks, nervous with anticipation. The world was patiently waiting on the news to see who would be hosting the 2012…

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