Packing for a running holiday! All the essentials and more

Running holidays are insanely fun, but unless you’ve been on a few it can be difficult to know what to pack. With many airlines being quite strict on cabin baggage and limited kgs in the hold it’s important to pack the essentials and be economical whilst having enough (and appropriate kit). My top tip for … More Packing for a running holiday! All the essentials and more

Getting to the core of my marathon training: my favourite exercises to help build a stronger core for running

This year I have some huge running challenges, including my third and fourth marathons, where I am on the hunt to get as close as possible to that golden four hour time I’ve had in my sights for a while. I’m keen to improve my running, however I am very quickly learning that the key to becoming a better runner isn’t solely based on running more. In fact, there are a whole host of other exercises you can do to improve your speed, form and endurance. I am by no means an expert, therefore I have collaborated with my amazing physio Lewis Banger at Fit2Functions clinic, to offer you an insight into some core exercises for runners. Lewis has helped with the writing of this blog, so hopefully we can show you can core exercises from both an expert perspective (Lewis) and a runner (me!) … More Getting to the core of my marathon training: my favourite exercises to help build a stronger core for running

My first official pacing experience at East London Half

Race pacing is something I have always wanted to have a go at. I’ve paced numerous times at Parkrun, been a guide runner at 10k races and unofficially paced friends at half marathons before, but I’ve always been too scared to take the step and carry the pacing flag. That is until East London Half Marathon. … More My first official pacing experience at East London Half

On yer bike… my top Ride London tips for newbies

So this week there’s been a flurry of excitement around Ride London with ballot results being announced and magazines dropping onto people’s doorsteps. When this happened to me in 2018 I was a bag of nerves, I’d completely forgotten I had entered and just didn’t know what to do or where to begin. So for all you newbies, feeling slightly apprehensive about your ballot place, here are my top tips based on what you told me on Instagram you wanted to know. Hopefully this makes the thought of those 100miles and all the training that goes with it seem a little less daunting. If there’s anything else you want to know, pop it in the comments below…. … More On yer bike… my top Ride London tips for newbies