It was my birthday yesterday, but I wasn’t much in the mood for celebrating. On Saturday I spent an awesome afternoon in the sun with friends, family and women from The Clubhouse having a birthday picnic, there was cake, gifts, fizz and oh so much laughter, with the best bunch of women ever, so I…

Our Runner of the Month for May is the wonderful and hugely inspiring Jo Gennari from London. Let’s find out what she has been up to recently…including her ULTRA MARATHON….YES you read that right…an ULTRA MARATHON. When did you start running and why? 5 years ago I was a member of a weight loss forum…

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty exhausted right now. I have lots of plates spinning, lots of exciting things on the horizons, but also lots of worries and fears about where my life is leading. So its just as well I am off for a bit of a break next week. Well…

Speed is not everything…trust me I know this, but I also know how frustrating it can be to not feel like you are making any improvements with running, and improvements in time over a distance is of course one way of assessing this. Women often refer to themselves as plodders, as shufflers…telling me “Oh I’m…

I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night. Not sure why. I wasn’t even running in the morning. But I slept just like I have before any big race…not very well. I had panic dreams about not waking up on time and a dream about Tower Bridge being closed meaning I couldn’t get my car and all…

Let’s face it, training by yourself is pretty tough right? You have to organise your own plan, motivate yourself to get out the door, and when things go a bit pear shaped (as they often do) there is nobody to ask advice from or even just have a good old moan with. A couple of…

Its my favourite time of the month again (a little later than usual but all good things are worth a wait)…time to reveal an awesome runner in our runner of the month feature.   So I present 38 year old Liza Vallance from Walthamstow East London. A founding member of the Clubhouse, style icon, all round Queen of Awesomeness…

People often ask me how I manage to train for my races alongside everything else I have to do in my life. I am a single parent, I run a global business, I do CrossFit 2-3 times a week, I can normally be found working on a new book, and I travel a bit to…

Don’t you just hate that word SHOULD??? I am asked about “Shoulds” all the time though in my line of work… How many times a week should I be running? How long should it take me to train for a 10K? How much should I spend on a pair of running shoes? And the answer…

Its my favourite time of the month again…time to reveal an awesome runner in our runner of the month feature. So I present 37 year old Teresa Whatt from Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset. I think you will agree she is pretty special. When did you start running and why? I started in 2003 after the death of…

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