I may not be fast, I may not be all that strong…but boy am I tough that’s for sure, tough and I guess a little stupid. About two months ago I was approached by Tough Mudder to ask if I would like to take part in one of their events as part of a new…

I have never met Emily, but a week ago I took part in a crazy 11 mile adventure in her name. In December 2012 aged just 19 Emily was found dead in her room at University by her friends, she had died in her sleep from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. No-one knows exactly why…

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…

You might want to grab a cup of tea before attempting this post…or maybe something stronger if you have signed up for a Tough Mudder without knowing what it really is (a bit like my mate Natalie), this post is of epic proportions…but there really is no way of shortening it. Back in about January time…

I know many of you are waiting for my blow by blow account of yesterdays Tough Mudder course, however I think I am still in a state of shock and my mind is unable to truly process what it went through during those 4 and a half hours (yes you read that right 270 gruelling…

So a few months ago I got this crazy idea that I would like to do an obstacle course race, one of the few challenges I had left to try. My sister-in-law suggested joining her Tough Mudder team “Beast Mode On”, the clue should have been in the title. Billed as the toughest obstacle course…

Wow, wow, wow. What a way to kick start Juneathon. Today I headed over to South London to meet up with my fellow team mates from our Tough Mudder collective AKS Beast Mode On. The fact that most of these guys work in a gym or in leisure jobs of some sort does not bode…

No its not a joke…its Juneathon of course. What do you mean you don’t know what Juneathon is? Where have you been? Ok. Lets start at the beginning. I got involved in Juneathon this time last year fitting in perfectly to my goal of getting fit and losing some of my baby weight now that…

Today I have finally accepted the truth that I am an official, 100% certified Marathon Nut, alongside the millions of other marathon running nutters out there. I was reluctant at first to accept this problem as it is hard to say you are a Marathon Addict after doing just one marathon, but now I have…

I haven’t run at my local parkrun course since the 1st January, my first run of 2014 and on a course that was rather grim. I am not really used to running in muddy conditions, I don’t own any spikes and I worry about staying on my feet. But I got around the course in…

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