Well, I guess if you went along the weekend just gone it might have been, but in today’s Halloween inspired post I want to explore what the fears are around going to parkrun are and how to overcome them. I did my first parkrun in 2008 with a friend. The movement was still in its…

I am super nervous about running with other people. It took me 6 years of running alone before I plucked up the courage to join a running club, and I have had a love hate relationship with group running ever since. What if I am too slow and everyone just leaves me? What if someone…

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…

You’ve probably heard this story a million times but it goes like this… I started my blog after coming dead last in a race, in fact I was so slow by the time I got to the finish line, the finish line wasn’t there…and neither was anyone else!!!! Now that my friends is a true…

Ten years ago I took part in a sport that just a year prior I had never heard of. I entered into a strange tribe of lycra clad athletes who all looked like they knew what they were doing. And not only that they all had incredible bodies, strong, long limbs…washboard stomachs and broad shoulders….

You might think that with my adventurous nature and desire to test my limits through long distance running that climbing a mountain might perhaps be high on my bucket list too, but in all honesty it isn’t. I tried skiiing once and that was a sight to be seen, finding myself on a weeks long…

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…

The sensation in the pit of your stomach the moment you wake up on marathon morning is like no sensation you will ever feel, and if anyone tells you they are just excited they are a big fat liar because that feeling my friends is 100% fear. It doesn’t matter how many marathons you have…

Imagine never having to have a gym membership again and being able to rock up to your local park to take part in friendly fitness sessions in the fresh air? And….Imagine being able to do this for FREE??? Well you can with Our Parks, an initiative dreamed up by fellow East London entrepreneur Born Barikor…

I have been thinking about doing my own podcast since about 2012 when I started listening to other peoples on my long marathon training runs, but a mixture of procrastination and out and out fear have stopped me. Until today that is. While running through the Olympic Park on a planned 6 miler I had…

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