I’ve always been up for a challenge and I actively seek to enjoy running in a variety of ways from marathons, to triathlons, to obstacle races but cross country has always been something of a mystery to me. I never did it at school and I’ve never been part of a running club that has participated in cross country events so it’s something that bypassed me completely- until recently. … More From one newbie to another: A first timer’s cross country experience
If you haven’t tried trail running or are super new here are some tips from one beginner to another to get you up that mountain … More From one newbie to another: Top tips for getting into trail running
Multi-sport events and triathlons are a fantastic way to up your fitness levels, vary your training and learn/perfect different skills. But they aren’t always the kindest to your bank balance and when I first started I was shocked costing everything up. However fear not, there certainly are work arounds to help save some pennies, break down barriers into multi-sports, after all who doesn’t love a bargain?
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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…
I’ve been so excited to write this blog, mainly because you’ve all had SO many questions about my first triathlon experience. I’m really hoping I can answer some of these and help inspire you to take on a new challenge, whether that’s triathlon or something else you’ve been wanting to do. … More New to Tri? Your beginner triathlon FAQs
Ok, so you’re about to do your first ultra marathon? Or you simply want to know more? I’m a still an ultra rookie, having done one ultra cycle this year (London Revolution 300km cycle) and one ultra marathon (Race to the King 53miles in June), so I know what it feels like to be a newbie. Before Race to the King I had so many questions and was really lucky to be surrounded by supportive friends who offered me lots of tips and advice and listened to my endless list of queries. With Race to the Stones approaching this weekend, I wanted to pass on some of the best advice I’ve received, along with some of the things I’ve learned from my experience … More From one newbie to another: my top tips for your first ultra marathon
On the 1 June 2019 I headed out to the south of France for a week with Albera Expeditions to sample* their latest adventure filled runcation in the Pyrenees. This trip has truly changed my life, I’ve seen views I can’t even begin to describe and had once in a lifetime experiences which I just can’t believe actually happened.
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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
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?
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