First things first…is don’t panic. Now look…let me be frank with you. You know you should have started before now, and I know you should have…but hey, shoulda, woulda, coulda. We are where we are right? Now before I give you some advice about what to do if you find yourself in the first week…

Having run the London Marathon twice with varying success when it came to seeing loved ones on the course, and seeing all kinds of anxieties this week in my 15 or so ladies running it next weekend, I thought this post might be useful to anyone running a marathon or going along to support someone…

So a week on from the recent London terrorist attack on Westminister Bridge I feel inspired to write this post about safety at the London Marathon which is now less than a month away. But let me be clear this is not by any means a blog post that implies that this event is at…

I am a planner, I always have been. Putting pen to paper helps me to commit to my goals, my dreams my aspirations. And it has to be on paper, and it has to be somewhere visible. I am a massive fan of the Leonie Dawson Planners, and I use these to help plan my…

I have always used racing as a way of motivating me to run. If I don;t have a race in the diary then I simply am not motivated to train…sad but true. So I am lucky now that taking part in events is actually part of my work, and if anything I find it really…

Personal safety is often a concern for women when they first start out, yet once your confidence increases it can often take a back seat and before you know it you are setting off in the dark, alone and without a phone. Just me? Well apparently not. Last night I went along to my running…

Thought I would start the week off on a more positive note as last week was pretty difficult for me. So I have summoned the support of a fellow blogger Emma Banks to help me on this quest. Her guest blog explores the concept of planning for success, in particular starting your day off right…

“If you fail to plan then you plan to fail” is how the saying goes, and on the whole I am a great believer in that philosophy. But when it comes to running I have never really followed a plan…seriously. The reason being is my life is never stable enough to be able to commit…

For many overweight women the treadmill is the first step on their running journey, safe in the knowledge that they can press the red button at any point, jump off and go for a breather if needed. For others though it truly is their worst nightmare, running on a contraption with an apparent mind of…

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