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…

Now I have never been what you might have considered a girly girl, as a child I was far more likely to be found climbing trees or building camps with my older brother, than playing dress up, or pretending to be a princess with my sisters. I wish I could say the same for my…

Don’t you just hate that word SHOULD??? I am asked about “Shoulds” all the time though in my line of work… How many times a week should I be running? How long should it take me to train for a 10K? How much should I spend on a pair of running shoes? And the answer…

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 ever run on Christmas Day, I had not long moved into a place of my own so didn’t have the familiarity of waking up at my mums house, with a stocking at the end of my bed and the smell of breakfast cooking downstairs. Nope…I was a grown up…

There are a million reasons why we run…well maybe not quite a million, but you get my drift. Our reasons are many and varied and at times they compete with each other…and here lies the problem. Many of us suffer with a lack of focus with our running, we just head out a few times…

This weekend I ran the fastest 5K I have run in a while, a LONG while. In fact the last time I got anywhere close to this time was about a year ago when I was bang in the middle of my London Marathon training…and probably a stone or two lighter too. Saturdays run was not…

Imagine how awesome it would be to get a whole heap of overweight women running on the same day of the year from all corners of the UK in a show of solidarity, in an act of defiance smashing stereotypes as they go… in fact scratch that why not involve women from all corners of…

Back in February 2015 we launched The Clubhouse billed as the worlds only virtual running club for plus size runners…the idea was to provide a safe space for women to talk about their running, share their successes and discuss any challenges they were going through. With weekly training sessions and fitness challenges set by me,…

I love running, but I love racing more. And by racing I don’t mean going hell for leather trying to finish as quickly as possible or getting on the podium (like thats ever gonna happen), no I mean I just like to sign up and run at organised races. I did my first one back…

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