A picture paints a thousand words right? When I first started writing The Fat Girls Guide to Running it was anonymous and I never posted photos of myself for fear of judgement. A few years later though I realised I had to be brave and start posting photos. Why? Because having bigger bodies be visible…

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,…

Have you ever had that terrible feeling in your gut like you have made the biggest mistake of your life? Where fear, anxiety, and regret congregate in your brain and have you shaking your head in disbelief at your own stupidity? Well, that was me on Sunday morning at 7am as I sat in a…

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…

So I guess you can gather that I am the kind of person who enjoys BIG challenges. Nothing I do is ever small, or unassuming. I am always about pushing the barriers, stretching myself to the limits…seeing what my body, mind and spirit can achieve. This often means BIG ADVENTURE, and sometimes, just sometimes it involves…

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…

Another great guest blog from TFTR? Clubhouse Member Victoria Allison.    Running with children …. Or not? At the start of January my 8 year old daughter had asked me if she could run the Green Park Challenge again, this event is part of the Reading half marathon for families and children over 4 years. …

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