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…

The sun is shining in East London and I am contemplating heading out for a run this afternoon. I am attempting a 14 day run streak as part of my FREE For The Love of Running Challenge which is going great…we have over 1000 women taking part of all levels, everything from total beginner to…

I am a hopeless romantic. I love soppy films. I cry at weddings….and I still believe (despite having a string of not so perfect partners in the past) that eventually I will find a decent man to share the rest of my life with. But what I have realised in the last few years of…

The worlds most famous run streaker Ron Hill who is a former Olympian took a day of rest last month to end a 52-year running streak of at least one mile every single day. Ron Hill, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and Munich in 1972, has put on his running shoes every…

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