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…

So maybe you are not quite race ready at the moment, or the thought of lining up in your shorts and vest in the snow is not your idea of fun…but you still want to be involved in the running scene right, and have something to look forward to in the new year? Well. Four…

Half marathons are few and far between in good old London Town and that is for a number of reasons, but in part because logistically it is very complex and expensive to close off roads in the city that pretty much doesn’t sleep. But during the London 2012 Olympic games a lot of boroughs learnt…

Last Sunday overweight women and a few men too, from all over the land got up, put their trainers on and completed a 5K run. As part of the inaugural BigFatRun a FREE virtual 5k run for overweight runners we saw loads of overweight (and some not so overweight) runners tackling a 5k route of…

When I was little my mum had quite a laid back approach to keeping an eye on us during the long summer holidays. We were allowed out to play, until we got hungry and could pretty much go as far as our little legs could carry us, and although we got into a few scrapes…

Long before I became Mummy Ju to Baby Rose back in January this year I actually had a very different type of job, a full time job which was equally as time consuming, stressful and demanding, but for completely different reasons. I spent the last 8 jammed packed years working towards the London 2012 Olympic…

On the hottest Sunday in July (well for as long as I can remember) whilst most people were just waking up and thinking about where to go to max and relax in the sun, I was on my way to run in a 10k race. “What’s wrong with you?” is what my sister politely asked…

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