One of the main things people ask me about when they are considering running for the first time as an overweight runner is…. But what about my knees? Surely all that running can’t be good for them I think its a bit of a misconception that running is always going to lead to joint pain…

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…

Wow, wow, wow what a weekend….I warn you this post might be a little epic. About 6 months ago a bunch of us decided we would do the Berlin Marathon as a bit of a TFTR road trip, and then of course life got in the way, a few moved country for jobs, a few…

Yes you read that right. After saying NEVER AGAIN after my last terrifying obstacle race (which you can read about here) I have done a complete U turn and now have a place for a SPARTAN RACE happening in just 2 and a bit weeks time. Why? Well, because there is one taking place right…

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…

The Clubhouse (our online running club) is almost a year old…yep launched on the 1st February 2015 we have seen more than 200 women take part in our unique virtual running club to date, from as far afield as Australia and the USA, and from most corners of the UK too. So what the hell…

Now I don’t know about you, but there is something kinda cool about having sore muscles after a run, also known as DOMS (Delayed onset of muscle soreness) it reminds you that you have actually done something, that your muscles are doing what they should be doing. But sometimes I do wish the soreness would just…

Lets get a few things clear 1. I am FAT 2. I describe myself as a runner but Heck, sometimes despite my desire to impress everyone with my plussize fitness I simply find myself walking in races…but not only that I find myself looking at other Fat runners thinking “oh look, they’re walking too” however I think…

Ever since I was a teenager and my mum bought me a filofax like diary for christmas I have taken the last few days of the year to put my thoiughts down on paper about what I think I have achieved, where things have gone wrong and most importantly what my goals are for the…

Do you want to know the easiest way of getting off the “oh you should take up running” hook? Easy…respond with an “I would love to but unfortunately I’ve got dodgy knees” combined with a “whats a fat girl to do” kinda look – hands in the air and eyebrows raises are optional, but add value nether the…

Copyright © 2015 - The Fat Girls Guide To Running. Registered in England & Wales 656480.
Designed by Marcomedia Solutions.
Navigate to