People tell me all the time Oh you must love running To which I respond No, I F**King hate it Which often gets a laugh, but it’s true…well at least partly. So to clarify… I love what running has taught me about myself I love the friends I have made I love how it has…

I learned to swim when I was a kid. I was never very good at it but I could swim confidently enough for my Mum to let me and my siblings go swimming at the weekend by ourselves, and for her to be reasonably OK with us swimming in the sea as kids. I never…

Ever have a brilliant idea pop into your head that is super inspiring and exciting, and maybe even a bit scary? But you know it is something you really really want to do? But then… You start playing out all of the tasks that lay ahead of you to achieve the goal, and before you…

Or 70, or 50…or even 10. So I’m going to hold my hands up and admit, I haven’t been running much lately at all…talking about running? Yes. Writing about Running? Yes…Dreaming about running even? Yep absolutely. But I’ve been a little busy with writing a new book (have you seen all those 5 star reviews?),…

OK, so I am not going to lie, this is a difficult post to write. I have been putting off writing it all week. So here goes… In all my years of racing I had never not showed up for a race I have signed up for. Not once. If it is in my diary…

Core Blimey It’s Hot! As a fellow running blogger at Helsbels, I’m really excited to be working with Julie on her latest programme for summer – Core Blimey It’s Hot! We got into the running blogger world at similar times and have followed each other for a long time. What stood out to me about…

It ain’t half been hot recently in the UK Now listen guys I am a summer baby, I love the sunshine, I love how from my birthday (in early June) right the way through to mid September the pace of life changes for me, and for a change I’m not all, work, work, work all…

Thinking of reducing the amount of meat that you eat this year? Well apparently you’re in good company as around 1 in 3 Brits are cutting down on the amount of meat they eat (Source: NatCen 2016) and some of the biggest food stores are now even creating special sections that help make the ‘flexitarian’…

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…

So we are almost there folks, the weekend that myself so many of my Clubhouse members look forward to each year. Whether they are running it, spectating at it, cheering at it…or simply watching it from afar, the London Marathon is a major celebration for us all. My whole journey started back in 2005 with…

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