New to 26.2? My top tips for your first marathon experience

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

RaceTrace product review: perfect personalised prints

The London marathon is amongst my biggest and proudest achievements, and a day I’ll never forget. Not only was this my first time running London, it was my first ever marathon, and something I trained tirelessly for. I really wanted something special to commemorate my efforts and give me a unique and lasting memory. I’m … More RaceTrace product review: perfect personalised prints

From obese to marathoner- my story from 0 to 26.2miles

I never thought I could run a marathon. Ten years battling obesity, negative body image and low self esteem, I had decisively written off those 26.2miles. They weren’t destined for me, and the dreams I had as a child whilst watching the London Marathon, would only ever be dreams. Assuming I would never rise to such a challenge, I decided I would forever be an average at best 10km runner. But then something changed, and within one year I went from never having run further than 10km to training for my first ever marathon, and what better way to start than with the London Marathon. This is a frank and honest account of how I went from 0 to 26.2miles, the ups and downs of marathon training and why you should never give up on your dreams. … More From obese to marathoner- my story from 0 to 26.2miles

Pulseroll Vibrating Foam Roller- Shaking up your Recovery

Every so often you come across a product and wonder to yourself how you coped without it! For me this is exactly how I have felt over the past two weeks whilst product testing the Pulseroll vibrating foam roller.  My fall and all the subsequent aches that came with it, gave me the stark realisation … More Pulseroll Vibrating Foam Roller- Shaking up your Recovery

Marathon Training Weeks One and Two: Snowy New York City and a Grim Ten Miler

New Year kicked off with a new marathon training focus, a new plan and a trip to New York. I was excited to get into the swing of training for London, but with a much anticipated and eagerly awaited holiday to NYC, I knew the first week would just be a ‘do what I can’ … More Marathon Training Weeks One and Two: Snowy New York City and a Grim Ten Miler