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…

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. …

Another great guest blog post from one of our Clubhouse ladies Amanda Gill.  Amanda is talking about her top five reasons to run and what gets her out of the door.   Thanks Amanda Last year I turned forty. Like many forty year old women I have a life filled with rushing around and stressing:…

6 years ago my life changed FOREVER. Actually, that’s a bit of a lie, it was way back in 2005 when I first got the crazy idea in my head that I wanted to run a marathon…it just took me a while to realise my dream, and yes over the past 12 years I have…

Continuing with our Too Fat to Run? Clubhouse member guest blogging, in today’s blog we hear from Jennie Wood…who I was lucky enough to meet at Shipley parkrun a few weekends ago when I was visiting friends in Derby….she even bought me breakfast after, as I had forgotten my purse (yeah that old chestnut) I…

Continuing our TFTR? Blog Take Over here is Clubhouse member and todays guest blogger Katie Jean-Louis all the way from Mauritius talking about why running is a privilege. My name is Katie. I’m an American expat living and running in Mauritius. I’ve got high hopes for completing my first half marathon this year, but have to…

Let’s finish off the week with one of our more remote members, she may be a bazzillion miles away but we love her dearly and she is a valued (and very engaged) member of our global community. Jenny Griffin lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and here is a wonderful article about why plussize runners are…

Clubhouse member Henna Sisko Warner is a 40-year old mum of two, who started running about four years ago. She joined the TFTR community for support and ran her first half marathon in 2015, and her first full marathon in 2016. She was bitten by the long distance bug and now has a total of 19…

Welcome to a new week of inspiration from the Too Fat to Run Clubhouse Ladies. I am thoroughly enjoying hearing the views and opinions from our members. Today’s offering is from Lucy Benton a photographer, writer and small business owner who also writes at oreosandgin.com. I first met Lucy in person when we did the EuroDisney Half…

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