Big news….Santa is on his, ooooppps I mean her way…so the big question is have you been good this year? Now, define good???? So anyway, I have been putting off posting about this, as I am still very much in denial that the summer is actually over, but with Halloween and Bonfire Night already gone…

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…

As I made my way to Paddington on Friday morning I wondered if I had seriously lost my mind. I was making my way to Cardiff for the weekend to take part in what would be my third big race in as many weeks. I was exhausted. Physically and mentally. The train was delayed, but…

People are obsessed with my size and it’s just so bloody annoying. The meant to be helpful comments from friends and family Oh you’ve lost weight? Erm nope…don’t think so, not last time I looked. Or journalists who are doing a story about me who insist on knowing my dress size…when the piece is not…

When I first started running I didn’t know a single other runner. Like seriously. The only people I knew who run were guys from my estate who spent their teenage years running away from the police. It is hard to imagine that now, as 80% of the people I spend my time with these days are…

In September a team of 22 Too Fat to Run ladies are off to EuroDisney to take part in a weekend of themed races, so we have experienced Disney race enthusiast clubhouse member Jessica Guth here to give us the low down on everything you need to know. The magic of runDisney is as difficult…

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…

I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night. Not sure why. I wasn’t even running in the morning. But I slept just like I have before any big race…not very well. I had panic dreams about not waking up on time and a dream about Tower Bridge being closed meaning I couldn’t get my car and all…

Now I have never been what you might have considered a girly girl, as a child I was far more likely to be found climbing trees or building camps with my older brother, than playing dress up, or pretending to be a princess with my sisters. I wish I could say the same for my…

Ever since taking up running and doing my first marathon I’ve always had this strange desire to run an ultra marathon…I know I know, its a bit crazy, especially seeing as some days I struggle to even do parkrun without a bit of walking….plus I am a terrible navigator…so I know I’d get lost if…

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