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…

So I am not running the London Marathon this year, in fact I didn’t last year either. I have found training for a Spring Marathon really challenging during the busiest time of the year in my business so I am instead focussing on an ultra marathon in July and a trail marathon in October. However…

I am proud of my Scottish roots, but very much ashamed about how little I get to visit the place my grandad grew up, so when I realised that the Women’s Running 10K in Glasgow coincided with a speaking gig in Edinburgh plus the Edinburgh Festival it was a no brainer really to make a…

I realised yesterday one of my biggest problems in life…no its not that I am overweight, or that I am a little bit rubbish at running a business…its that apparently I set my goals too big. This is not a realisation I have had for the first time. However, every time I acknowledge this fact,…

I’ve never tried to hide the fact that I love racing…I mean I never actually race anyone, but I do enjoy taking part in mass participation events. In fact I love just watching them too, there is something magical about being around heaps of people with a shared remit…whether that be a marathon, a football…

So last month I made the dramatic decision to reduce the price of our online running club by more than 50% Why? Well, despite our existing members saying that £10 per month represented great value for money for all of the benefits they got, I still received feedback from women saying they simply couldn’t justify…

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…

As I stood in the heat with thousands of runners waiting to get going ahead of me, many of them wearing the official Geneva Running Festival Tshirt with it’s provocative slogan “Fast is Beautiful” I couldn’t help but laugh, the next 13.1 miles was likely to be anything but fast for me…but perhaps the fast course…

I love running, but I love racing more. And by racing I don’t mean going hell for leather trying to finish as quickly as possible or getting on the podium (like thats ever gonna happen), no I mean I just like to sign up and run at organised races. I did my first one back…

The sensation in the pit of your stomach the moment you wake up on marathon morning is like no sensation you will ever feel, and if anyone tells you they are just excited they are a big fat liar because that feeling my friends is 100% fear. It doesn’t matter how many marathons you have…

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