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…

This time of year is always a bit grim in the UK right?…and I always long for a bit of winter sun, a break…a couple of days away from the big smoke to re-energise myself…it’s not so much the cold as the lack of sun. What can I say? I am a sunshine and margaritas…

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…

I love the 10K distance. It’s worth getting out of bed and making a train journey for, but not too far that it wrecks you for the next week. But there are some 10K events, that I wouldn’t miss for the world, and Cancer Research’s Winter Run in Central London is one of them. I first…

My alarm went off at 5.45 am. I was child free. And I did not have to travel anywhere far today, I was up early so I could fit exercise into my day. It was cold. It was dark. I was tired. But I had committed to doing CrossFit this morning, and I had told…

It was cold over the weekend….and guess what? I got out of my warm bed before 8am TWICE, to head out into the cold to run. I know, I know…there must be something wrong with me…cos some of us struggle to do that even when its not cold, especially at the weekends. The thing is,…

For a long time women have been asking for an accessory they can wear while training or racing that isn’t one of our provocative race shirts and vests…like during marathon season for example, many of our women want to be identified as one of our tribe…but are wearing charity shirts or kit that is suited…

I always say that one of the benefits of carrying some extra weight as a runner is that we don’t feel the cold as much as our slimmer counterparts do, and its why I don’t actually mind running in the winter months, as long as I have my gloves and something to cover my ears (they…

When I say fast, I mean anything more sprightly than a jog, but wait…I don’t like the term “jogging” so what am I trying to say? I didn’t actually want to run tonight. I haven’t been out for a run since last week Wednesday because of bad knee and childcare issues, so I should have…

I always considered myself to be a strong swimmer, until today that is. So after a night of heavy drinking and about four hours sleep, I made my way to London Fields Lido for week 1 of my outdoor swimming course. Once again my preparation and attention to detail have let me down, and once…

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