Yummy 5 ingredient flapjack

My life has descended into a curious trial of how many things I can prepare using porridge oats (which we seem to have accumulated in abundance over the previous 6 months). I’ve trialled and tested a few recipes and this one has become my firm favourite, and the best thing is it offers a slight degree of flexibility based on what is in your cupboards. So I present to you, the cupboard flapjacks … More Yummy 5 ingredient flapjack

Social distancing and running outdoors- my anecdotal tips

In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the UK government has put in place strict measures limiting many aspects of daily life, including the time we spend outdoors, the people we see, the space we give each other and the ways in which we exercise, shop, work and travel. This blog post is written to provide some anecdotal tips regarding social distancing when participating in your ONE exercise per day, from avoiding space invaders to quitting the spitting. All discussion is relevant to the current state of play in the UK at the time of publish on the 1 April at 7pm. Please continue to check the government advice and stay abreast of any changes, practice safe and sensible exercise and use your common sense. We are all in this together and have a collective responsibility to practice safe and responsible exercising … More Social distancing and running outdoors- my anecdotal tips

No eggs, no flour, no problem- cupboard oatmeal, raisin and dark chocolate cookies

In an effort to stay sane, pass the time and use what we have in our cupboards I’ve been thinking about fun recipes that use simple products- products that there is a high chance we will have in our cupboards. I have run out of eggs and flour, which means my cookery skills are severely limited (that combined with the fact that 99.9% of the time I’m a rubbish baker). So I thought it was time to get experimenting. One firm favourite of mine is an oatmeal raisin cookie, so I had a go at making these with what I had at home- think of it as a science experiment. Whilst these aren’t going to win any awards anytime soon, this is a recipe that uses a bare minimum of products. I present to you, my oatmeal, raisin and (optional) dark chocolate cookies. … More No eggs, no flour, no problem- cupboard oatmeal, raisin and dark chocolate cookies

My cupboard granola recipe

I’ve been using the stay at home period to dabble with a bit of baking and whilst I won’t be rivalling Mary Berry anytime soon, my cupboard granola is one of my favourite things to make. Its also a great way to use up lots of the random bits and bobs in your cupboards. Please note I have no background in nutrition and 99.9% of the time I’m a terrible cook, but what I do know is that I love some homemade granola, alpro and berries to start the day- especially after a morning run.  … More My cupboard granola recipe

Big Half Race Recap

On Sunday 1 March thousands of runners took the the streets of London for the Vitality Big Half marathon, a race regarded as the warm up event for the London Marathon later that spring. Starting at Tower Bridge and finishing in the shadow of the Cutty Sark, Greenwich, the route encompasses many of the iconic highlights of the London Marathon. Here is my race recap of my second time at the Big Half. … More Big Half Race Recap

EVERYTHING you need to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22

Want to know more about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22? How does this compare to the GEL-NIMBUS 19, 20 (my old favourite!) or the 21 (definitely not my favourite!)? Tune in for my random running shoe ramblings. This is a non technical, review to cover everything you want to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS family! … More EVERYTHING you need to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22

Dealing with the highs and lows of training for an event

Training for an event, whether this be a 10k, half marathon, marathon or triathlon can be a real rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. One training session can leave you feeling sky high, whilst another may bring you crashing down. Any training block which takes you out of your comfort zone offers challenges (but opportunities too). Whether you’re riding a training block rollercoaster or want to prepare yourself for the journey ahead, read on for my top strategies for dealing with the highs and lows of training for an event. … More Dealing with the highs and lows of training for an event

ASICS EVORIDE vs ASICS GLIDERIDE: a random running rambling review

Want to know more about the new ASICS EVORIDE? Curious as to how this compares to the GLIDERIDE? and what on earth is a toe spring?! Tune in for my very random ramblings about shoes. Warning this is a non-technical review, if like me you’re confused by running shoe jargon, this is the one for you! … More ASICS EVORIDE vs ASICS GLIDERIDE: a random running rambling review