What a weekend!!! Our time in Liverpool exceeded all expectations and was one of the best running weekends I’ve had in a long time. The city was buzzing and the atmosphere during the races was electric. … More Liverpool Marathon and Run Fit Expo recap
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
So a week has passed and I’ve had time to sit down, calm down and take stock on exactly what we achieved at the Dulux London Revolution, 185 flipping miles on the bike. Part of me still cannot believe it! It wasn’t easy, but it certainly was an adventure and by far the most challenging event I’ve ever done. Did I mention we cycled 185 miles around London?
What to expect in the 48 hours before a marathon? I guess this differs person to person based on your experience, expectations and goals, however I’ve found a pattern in terms of what I encounter in the lead up to a marathon. Nerves and sometimes a lot of them: I find nerves manifest themselves in … More What to expect in the 48 hours before a marathon?
ears of dreaming, months of training and 3 hours and 59 minutes of hard work later and it is done! It came down to the wire in the end and there were a few tense moments when I thought it was out of my grasp but job done! … More Manchester Marathon Recap: Sub 4 and a good selection of dogs to admire
Racing in a new city is FUN, but racing in a city as crazy as Chicago is even cooler. During our recent trip to America we headed to the Windy City for the 40th Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, a chance to run in my favourite American city. … More Race Report: Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
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
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
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
Its rapidly approaching my anniversary of my first marathon and I’m feeling really reminiscent. I’m still so early into my marathon journey, with two under my belt and two booked for 2019, so the nerves are still fresh and the learning curve is still steep. I had so many questions, worries and learning experiences during my two training cycles and on race day. A marathon is definitely not as scary as you think. So if you’re embarking on your first marathon this year, or are new to 26.2 here are just a few tips I learned along the way that really work for me! We got this! … More New to 26.2? My top tips for your first marathon experience