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…

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,…

As I stood in the heat with thousands of runners waiting to get going ahead of me, many of them wearing the official Geneva Running Festival Tshirt with it’s provocative slogan “Fast is Beautiful” I couldn’t help but laugh, the next 13.1 miles was likely to be anything but fast for me…but perhaps the fast course…

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…

I have woken up this morning unable to move, and I didn’t even run the bleeding marathon this time ha ha…but what a weekend!! The Virgin Money London Marathon weekend is not just about the actual 26.2 mile race that takes place Sunday morning, in the running world its the build up, the expo, the running…

Over the weekend I went to the amazing phenomenum that is parkrun* *note the small p folks, its never a big P with parkrun Now you may be thinking “So what you ran parkrun?” 85,000 people run parkrun every week in the UK, and you have been running it for years Julie, you did your 50th…

I love running in Central London, and I don’t even mind running in the cold (or rain) so I was excited about having Cancer Research’s Winter Run as my first race of 2016 in my diary…HOWEVER….I didn’t actually do much training in preparation. Well I did lots of cross training, just very few runs…even to…

So today we are going back to basics and simply reviewing the very best ways to begin your running journey with some suggestions for how to start…none of them are particularly easy, but nothing worth having in life is right? 1. Just start running today – As in put your trainers on this very minute and…

The Clubhouse (our online running club) is almost a year old…yep launched on the 1st February 2015 we have seen more than 200 women take part in our unique virtual running club to date, from as far afield as Australia and the USA, and from most corners of the UK too. So what the hell…

I have always believed that having a race in the diary is THE best way of motivating yourself to run and to stick to a training plan, but what do you do if you are not quite ready for an actual race, or the thought of running with other people scares the living hell out of…

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