We are WONDERWOMEN: Hadeel’s Story

Welcome to WE ARE WONDERWOMEN, a series of short stories from inspirational women who swim, run and cycle amongst us. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021, I’ll be celebrating the achievements, talking about the challenges and sharing tips from a variety of women across our sporting community.

Today I am sharing Hadeel’s story about life with Cerebral Palsy, and how running has helped her find her identity after a difficult divorce, and navigate depression and anxiety. … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Hadeel’s Story

The Virtual London Marathon

On the 4th October 2020 over 37,000 runners took part in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon- running the iconic 26.2miles anytime within a 24 hour period, anywhere in the world. You could run this in one go or break it down into smaller amounts. This was a chance to run the London Marathon YOUR WAY and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the race. Find out how I got on and how you can get involved with the 2021 edition. … More The Virtual London Marathon

A Quick Guide to Buying your First Turbo Trainer

So you’re thinking of investing in your first turbo trainer, upgrading the one you currently have or you’re simply curious about the idea of indoor cycling? Chances are you’ve probably spent some time googling or thinking about what turbo you should get and if so, you’ve probably been met with a wide variety of options, jargon, reviews and other bamboozling information. Here is my handy guide to purchasing a turbo trainer filled with jargon free hints and tips to help select the right turbo for you and break down some knowledge barriers … More A Quick Guide to Buying your First Turbo Trainer

A Beginner’s Guide to Triathlon

During 2020 I saw many people take up new sports, especially to pass the time during the lockdown and subsequent summer and I have no doubt people will continue to relish the challenge of trying something new in 2021. Running, Cycling and Open Water Swimming are becoming more and more popular, and alongside this there maybe he temptation to dabble in triathlon. This is a comprehensive guide of all my top tips and insights to help get you started, keep you motivated and guide you through your first event (whenever these may return). I want to encourage more people to participate in triathlon and I especially want to empower more women to join me and toe the start line at multi sport events. I’m not a coach, or a super experienced athlete, I’m just a girl who gave it a go and fell in love with triathlon. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Triathlon

Goal setting for 2021- challenging yourself during challenging times

2020 has been a tough year for us all. For many, just navigating our way through all the uncertainty has been a priority and any running, swimming, cycling or fitness goals we might have had, have been forced to take a backseat as we adjusted to a new normal. If like me, you’re really feeling ready to bid farewell to 2020 and looking ahead to 2021 you might be thinking about goals and what to aim for. It is likely 2021 will be another challenging year and goal setting might look a little different. … More Goal setting for 2021- challenging yourself during challenging times

Staying motivated during winter

As the days get shorter, nights longer and the weather a bit more unpredictable, its natural for your motivation to plummet alongside the winter temperatures. With many gyms on restricted opening hours/ limited access, more and more of us will remain training outside despite the weather taking a wintery turn. It is completely natural for motivation to dip during this period, especially with the welcomed distraction of Christmas and all the festivities that accompany this. It is completely your choice if you wish to keep chasing the miles outdoors, however if you’re keen to train through winter, but perhaps your motivation isn’t quite as enthusiastic, here are some of my top tips to see you through until Spring. … More Staying motivated during winter

Winter Cycling Essentials for you and your bike

When the weather gets colder, wetter and darker you can either opt to take your bike inside and smash out your rides on the turbo trainer, or if the conditions are safe, you can ride through the cold and wet and embraces all that winter riding has to offer. If you are heading out in winter, here are some of my top essentials, from kit to keep you warm and dry to bits for your bike. … More Winter Cycling Essentials for you and your bike