What the lockdown period has taught me about exercise

We’re currently undergoing a lockdown period in the UK to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and it’s more important than ever that we stay home. But one privilege we have been granted is the freedom to exercise once per day outside our homes.  Before this, I had been deep in preparations for my first half Ironman in June. With my race now cancelled, I decided to explore what has training taught me and what I am learning from the lockdown period?  … More What the lockdown period has taught me about exercise

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

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

The Journey to 26.2: My Top Marathon Training Tips

Are you about to begin climbing your marathon training mountain? The journey to 26.2miles is one not to be taken lightly, but to be enjoyed to the full. Training for a marathon doesn’t come with any magic rules to make the process effortless, but there are lots of hints and tips you can embrace to simplify the journey and maximise your training. Here are mine: … More The Journey to 26.2: My Top Marathon Training Tips

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

From one newbie to another: A first timer’s cross country experience

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

Money Saving Tips for Tri

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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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…