Racing For Good

I was supposed to be doing the Brighton Half Marathon this past weekend. Unfortunately I had to drop out due to illness but we decided, as we love Brighton, to head there anyway. It got me thinking about our day trip there in November 2018. I got a last minute place in the Brighton 10kContinue reading “Racing For Good”

Product Review: Pretty Athletic

A few weeks ago Pretty Athletic, the brand designed exclusively for active women, put a call out on social media for people who wanted to try their products. In exchange for a review you would receive a sample of a product of your choosing . I jumped at the chance as I had wanted toContinue reading “Product Review: Pretty Athletic”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – gifts for runners

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and you have no idea what to buy the avid runner in your life. Whether you’ve got a Secret Santa gift to buy, you need a small stocking filler or you want to spoil them, there’s something for everyone in this list of goodies that runners wouldContinue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – gifts for runners”

The London Marathon – Race Report

It’s taken me a while to write this because the London Marathon didn’t go exactly as I planned it. When I say it didn’t go as planned, I mean it was brutal. It chewed me up and spat me out over the finish line. When I started to write about my experience I just … couldn’t.Continue reading “The London Marathon – Race Report”

Endure 24 – Epic, Brutal, Relentless … Brilliant!

What do you do when someone asks you if you want a spot in an event where you run as much as you can in the space of 24 hours? If you’re me, you obviously say yes! Nicknamed ‘Glastonbury for runners’, Endure 24 is a running party in the woods! It’s an endurance running eventContinue reading “Endure 24 – Epic, Brutal, Relentless … Brilliant!”

My Mental Health And Me: My Reason To Run

This past week has been Mental Health Awareness Week so I wanted to share my story about why I run. I have found it hard to sum up how I feel on social media so I thought I’d write a blog about it. When I talk about running I often get asked about why IContinue reading “My Mental Health And Me: My Reason To Run”

Life’s A Muddy Beach: Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon Race Report

After much debating with myself I decided to enter the Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon. It wasn’t time to run 13 miles yet according to my marathon training plan, but it’s local and entry was really affordable. Also, Run Pompey (AKA Believe and Achieve) always put on a great event (with great bling!) so I decidedContinue reading “Life’s A Muddy Beach: Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon Race Report”

Greenwich Running Academy: Technique Workshop

I mentioned in my previous blog that this time last year I wasn’t running. I still wasn’t recovering from the illness I’d had at Christmas (mainly because I didn’t rest!) which led to dropping out of races I’d entered. This year couldn’t be more different to 2017. I stayed healthy over Christmas and managed to stayContinue reading “Greenwich Running Academy: Technique Workshop”

Race Report: Wickham Torchlight 10k with Rural Running UK

This time last year I wasn’t running. I had been ill for a while and only got to take part in my first event 5 months into 2017 after having to drop out of the Brighton Half Marathon and the London Marathon. When a Rural Running 10k came up last May I thought it would beContinue reading “Race Report: Wickham Torchlight 10k with Rural Running UK”

Staying Healthy Over The Festive Period: Healthy Treats!

So, it’s that time of year again when the shelves are full to the brim with sweet treats and festive versions of our regular favourites. I for one struggle to stick to my normal eating during Christmas because I have a massive sweet tooth! Chocolate is my nemesis pretty much all year round but atContinue reading “Staying Healthy Over The Festive Period: Healthy Treats!”