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

10 tips for anyone starting their fitness journey

So you’re ready to embark on your fitness or weight loss journey? Or you simply want to set some new goals and smash them? The last decade has been one of huge change for me. From being unable to run for a bus, to running marathons and participating in triathlons. It’s not all been plain sailing, there are always bumps in the road, but here are the valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way and I hope they help as you begin your journey or start planning your next goals … More 10 tips for anyone starting their fitness journey

Thank you for your votes and support. What my recent nomination for the Let’s Do This Challenge Awards means to me…

I am absolutely delighted (and rather stunned) to announce that I have been nominated in the Inspirational Woman category Let’s Do This Challenge Awards powered by Runners World and Women’s Health. To simply be nominated is a huge honour, I know I won’t win but I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me by voting so far! And if you’re yet to vote please do as voting closes on the 15th September! … More Thank you for your votes and support. What my recent nomination for the Let’s Do This Challenge Awards means to me…

10 reasons to try your first running holiday

I am really excited to be travelling to the South of France this summer as I have been gifted a place with Albera Travels. I can’t wait for mountains, fresh air, sunshine and good food. A running holiday is truly a great way to escape, enjoy some time training and forget about work, anxiety or stresses of daily life. Even though you spend a lot of time being active you come back feeling more refreshed and revitalised. I honestly recommend everyone tries some form of active travel or active holiday at some point! So here are my top 10 reasons to try your first running holiday….. … More 10 reasons to try your first running holiday

Win a running holiday in the Pyrenees with Albera Expeditions

Last week I announced the biggest competition I’ve ever ran- a chance to win a week’s running holiday in the South of France with Albera Expeditions on the 1 – 8 June 2019. Albera Expeditions are a small, local tour company providing running holidays where you can immerse yourself in the local scenery and culture. … More Win a running holiday in the Pyrenees with Albera Expeditions