I went for a short run in the Olympic Park in East London this morning. Nothing new there. It’s where I run. It is my local park after all. While out running I realised that it is actually 10 years (almost to the day) that I moved into my 2 bedroom flat in Stratford. Wow…

Or 70, or 50…or even 10. So I’m going to hold my hands up and admit, I haven’t been running much lately at all…talking about running? Yes. Writing about Running? Yes…Dreaming about running even? Yep absolutely. But I’ve been a little busy with writing a new book (have you seen all those 5 star reviews?),…

Before I became a blogger I worked as a project manager, on all kinds of projects in the arts, community programmes and volunteering. For around 8 years I worked on London 2012 related projects, delivering consultation projects that helped local communities understand the changes that were happing, or finding ways of getting older people involved….

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics coming to my neighbourhood played a massive role in me finding the joy in sport. Living and working around the emerging Olympic Park as it turned from urban wasteland to a global mega event destination made me fall in love with my city even more, and I feel privileged…

I am a proud Londoner, I always have been. London is in my blood, it’s in my bones (as Adele sings in her song about the River Lea) as at least 5 generations of my family have lived in this wonderful city. The only time I’ve ever lived outside was when I was studying for…

People often ask me how I manage to train for my races alongside everything else I have to do in my life. I am a single parent, I run a global business, I do CrossFit 2-3 times a week, I can normally be found working on a new book, and I travel a bit to…

So let’s get one thing straight….I am a runner…thats what I do, however what you might not know is I am also quite partial to trying other fitness stuff too…I swim, I cycle, I do yoga (badly) and very occasionally I do try more extreme things like circuit training, body pump and kettlebells, I just never…

There are certain race opportunities you just don’t want to miss out on, even if you have taken part in the event before, even if you have taken part in it a number of times before, because some races just get you like that. I have lived in the London Borough of Newham most of…

I started running to lose weight. I carried on running in my still overweight body to challenge myself at difference distances, to prove that I was an actual runner 10Ks Half marathons and then full marathons…when would it stop? Oh an unexpected pregnancy…that would do the job!!! So I took an 8 month gap from…

It was working on ITV’s This Morning back in April that I came across Elle Sports, they are one of those brands that of course I knew about I just never really considered them as a place for me to buy kit. That was until on week 2 of my “Run for your life” feature…

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