Just like I have never been a great runner, I have never been too good at swimming either. I mean I learned to run like everyone else did as a kid, and I was happy enough splashing around in my local pool and at the seaside…but as I progressed into adulthood it became clear I…

Before I became a blogger I worked as a project manager, on all kinds of projects in the arts, community programmes and volunteering. For around 8 years I worked on London 2012 related projects, delivering consultation projects that helped local communities understand the changes that were happing, or finding ways of getting older people involved….

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t even know who Jo Pavey was until the 2012 Olympic Games…I didn’t know much about athletics full stop before then. I can remember reading something about her winning the 10K meter gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, just ten months after giving birth to her…

Did you know that this week has been Women’s Sport Week 2016 which is all about getting more women and girls involved in sport and an opportunity to showcase female athletes who are at the top of their game. Most of all, it’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved and show their support for…

There are certain race opportunities you just don’t want to miss out on, even if you have taken part in the event before, even if you have taken part in it a number of times before, because some races just get you like that. I have lived in the London Borough of Newham most of…

I started running to lose weight. I carried on running in my still overweight body to challenge myself at difference distances, to prove that I was an actual runner 10Ks Half marathons and then full marathons…when would it stop? Oh an unexpected pregnancy…that would do the job!!! So I took an 8 month gap from…

To give you some context to this post…I am not in the best of shape fitness wise at the moment, OK, OK I ran the Berlin Half last weekend, but trust me my training has been very sporadic of late, especially any kind of cross training strength work. So when I got a call 3…

Don’t you just love it when the first day of a month also happens to start on the first day of a new week? What better excuse to get out of bed and go for a run first thing? That and the fact I failed to do my #onebigfatrun yesterday as promised. It was a…

I live in Stratford, East London in the borough of Newham, and despite this being the least active place in the country (according to a recent piece of government research) I am incredibly proud to be a long term Newham Resident which is why I have ALWAYS gone out of my way to take part…

Being able to roll out of bed at 8am and cycle to the 9am start of a local half marathon feels remarkably smug, and I guess added to the relaxed feel of yesterdays Run Hackney half marathon. I had taken part in the inaugural event last year enjoying it immensely in what seemed like sub…

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