Well, I guess if you went along the weekend just gone it might have been, but in today’s Halloween inspired post I want to explore what the fears are around going to parkrun are and how to overcome them. I did my first parkrun in 2008 with a friend. The movement was still in its…

I love parkrun I do I can’t deny it. I love its simplicity. I love how inclusive it can be. And I love that it is always there, even when I am not. And most recently I have not been there that much at all. Saturday mornings have become problematic for me…with my 4 and…

This weekend I ran the fastest 5K I have run in a while, a LONG while. In fact the last time I got anywhere close to this time was about a year ago when I was bang in the middle of my London Marathon training…and probably a stone or two lighter too. Saturdays run was not…

Over the weekend I went to the amazing phenomenum that is parkrun* *note the small p folks, its never a big P with parkrun Now you may be thinking “So what you ran parkrun?” 85,000 people run parkrun every week in the UK, and you have been running it for years Julie, you did your 50th…

So today we are going back to basics and simply reviewing the very best ways to begin your running journey with some suggestions for how to start…none of them are particularly easy, but nothing worth having in life is right? 1. Just start running today – As in put your trainers on this very minute and…

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…

My first ever parkrun was a bit of a trek across town, I was meeting a friend at Wimbledon parkrun…and at that point I didn’t even know there were ones closer to me in East London. I was incredibly nervous lining up with what appeared to be proper serious runners and within moments of the…

I have always believed that having a race in the diary is THE best way of motivating yourself to run and to stick to a training plan, but what do you do if you are not quite ready for an actual race, or the thought of running with other people scares the living hell out of…

Now you all know we only ever feature fabulous plus sized runners in our runner of the month post, but this month we have really excelled bringing you an exclusive interview with the runner of the moment Sam Mollaghan from the fantastic #ThisGirlCan campaign from Sport England. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it…

Welcome, welcome, welcome….and well done for even thinking that running might be the sport for you, that in itself should be congratulated because running often gets a bad press really, and can seem very daunting at first, especially if you don’t quite have the body of Paula Radcliff. Oh and apologies for the dodgy picture, I…

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