I remember the first time I went abroad to run a race, it was the Paris 20K about 8 years ago and I was going with a bunch of ladies I’d only met a few months prior at a bootcamp we were all at. Turned out one of the ladies Kim, despite being an Aussie,…

I know, I know, I know…there are only a few days until Xmas, and nobody really wants to think about next year or exercise or health right now, but I am about to sign off for a few days for some much needed R&R…and I need to let you know about what is going on…

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…

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…

So you nervously lined up at the start of a race this weekend eyeing up your competitors, you know for sure you won’t win but for goodness sake don’t let me come last you say to yourself. Wait… What do you mean you didn’t even get to the starting line? Come on, lets put those…

Not so long ago I had a conversation with a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen for a while, with our only interaction over the last 10 years or so being via social media. We were talking about how life had changed since having children and looking back at some of the reckless things…

Running races is an integral part of being a runner, that’s not to say you have to run them but they are a great motivator. If I hadn’t of entered that 3k fun run all those years ago I may never have discovered my love of running and I would never have continued to up…

This is just a quicky So we’ve all done the walk of shame right? 2.30pm on a Saturday afternoon making your way home on the tube in last nights clothes (or a taxi if your not tight like me), head down trying not to make eye contact with anyone. Well the walk of pride is…

My alarm went off with a start at 5.45, and it was only a matter of seconds before I remembered why I was up so early. I turned to find my bed empty as my other half had decided to sleep on the couch as not to wake or disturb me during the night. I’d…

I feel fine when I am lying or sitting down, and fine when I am standing…but its those moments inbetween that are proving quite painful. Going to the toilet is the worst, I might have to conscider wearing a nappy for the next few days until the pain subsides. I of course say all of…

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