Back in March I was lucky enough to be invited to try the incredible X-Bionic Lake Garda 21 (half marathon distance). If you’re looking for a race to add to your bucket list, then this is it! Think insane views, flat and fast road running and all the pizza and pasta you can enjoy. What more could you want? … More Lake Garda 21 Race Review: One for the Bucket List
The ASICS GEL-NIMBUS have been my go to shoe for distance running since 2017. I’ve worked my way from the 19s all the way through to the imminently released 25, relying on the GEL-NIMBUS to provide the comfort and support I need during marathon and half marathon training. Long story short, the GEL-NIMBUS and I are well acquainted.
As a GEL-NIMBUS fan I’m always keen to see what the latest model of the shoe has to offer and the 25th iteration does not disappoint. Boasting to be a revolution in comfort, I was certainly excited to take these for a spin and put such a bold claim through its paces. … More ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 25 Review
Parkrun is a Saturday morning staple in my life. Nothing quite beats the feeling of getting your body moving, spending some time outdoors and catching up with friends – all before 10am. Sometimes there is even cake! Over the last few years I’ve found travelling to different parkruns aka parkrun tourism, to be an added bonus. If you’ve not yet jumped on the tourist train, here are a few reasons to try tempt you … More Five Reasons to try parkrun Tourism
ASICS London Run Club is back for 2023, offering twice weekly free community runs from the ASICS Oxford Street store close to Marble Arch, every Wednesday and Friday. Come and join us for a social run in the heart of central London. … More ASICS London Run Club – who, what, where, when and why you should join us
Running in London is often the fartlek session you never asked for, but others it feels like a real treat running past some of the famous sights, plus there is always somewhere new to explore. Here are some of my tips for running in a busy city like London: … More Tips for Running in London, or any Busy City
Ever thought of trying a virtual marathon or race? Zero crowds, trying to find a 26.2mile route, open roads and no medal to acknowledge your efforts, yeah once sounded like my idea of hell, however the Virtual London Marathon has completely changed my outlook. Here’s why I love it and why you might too… … More Virtual Insanity? Why I Love the Virtual London Marathon
I have been running in the NOVABLAST 3 TR for the past couple of month’s after receiving a pair during last October’s ASICS Frontrunner training camp in Portugal. Alongside the GEL-NIMBUS 25 these have become a firm favourite of mine, here are just a few of my thoughts. … More ASICS NOVABLAST 3 TR Review: a great all rounder for road and light trails.
Every action, no matter how small, you take in order to protect the planet counts – every single one. So if you’re inspired by Earth Day and wondering where you can begin, here are some small sustainable swaps you can make as a runner to help our planet. … More Sustainable Swaps for Earth Day: Be a Greener Athlete
e recently been testing the ASICS FUJITRAIL 7L running backpack. Here are my thoughts…. … More The Best Vest on Test? ASICS FUJITRAIL 7L Hydration Pack Review
Open water swimming is an exhilarating and enjoyable experience. Being in the water, especially colder water has great linkages to boosting mood and encouraging management of anxiety through controlled stress exposure. Each year thousands of people safely experience open water swimming, either as a total newbie or returning swimmer. However, open water offers different challenges to being in the pool- largely linked to deep, cold water and limited visibility. In winter and spring these challenges are exacerbated by the colder temperatures which put more stress on your body than swimming at other times in the year. Whilst numerically speaking the water temperatures that persist annually across the UK mean we still feel the chill even in summer- in winter the temperatures both in and out of the water are much colder. Whether you’re a seasoned open water swimming (OWS), a novice or a complete newcomer here are some of my top tips to make your open water spring swim experience run smoothly. … More Top tips for Cold Water Swimming