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…

So I am not running the London Marathon this year, in fact I didn’t last year either. I have found training for a Spring Marathon really challenging during the busiest time of the year in my business so I am instead focussing on an ultra marathon in July and a trail marathon in October. However…

So a week on from the recent London terrorist attack on Westminister Bridge I feel inspired to write this post about safety at the London Marathon which is now less than a month away. But let me be clear this is not by any means a blog post that implies that this event is at…

I have only just got back into the swing of my running this year in the last week or so, the cold weather has been deterring me so I have been focussing on doing CrossFit 3 times a week. But on Saturday I wanted to check my pace over the 5K distance, as I have…

The alarm went off at 6.45 and I did the unthinkable on a race morning…I pressed snooze…twice!! I had been looking forward to the London race in the Women’s Running 10K race series since we announced the partnership in the Spring, but after a busy work week and two very intense Crossfit sessions my body…

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…

I can’t remember how I found out about the first ever 10K event I ran back in about 2006. But somehow I did and low and behold a few months later I found myself at the start of the British 10K event with (unsurprisingly) not enough real training under my belt. But I can remember…

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…

For a lot of runners the real work starts now that xmas is out of the way, so wether you are training for a full marathon or a half the weekends are unlikely to be your own as you pack in your parkruns and long Sundays runs. When I first started entering half marathons I…

Five weeks ago I met 3 ladies who had never run before, not only had they never run, they were absolutely terrified that they would make fools of themselves on national TV and disprove my theory that anyone can learn to run if they really want to. Yesterday those 3 ladies lined up in the…

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