Running the Road to Sustainability: can we eradicate single use plastic bottles from races?

We’ve all been there, we’ve all seen it- the sea of plastic bottles left at the end of mass participation running/sporting events. Not only does it look unsightly, it is also a stark reminder of the impact our sporting choices have on the environment. As the interest in running continues and the number of races on offer expands, this has implications for sustainability. Here I explore the issues and possible solutions to plastic bottle usage at races. … More Running the Road to Sustainability: can we eradicate single use plastic bottles from races?

Running the Road to Sustainability: Lets talk about Energy Gels and Welcome to my new blog series!

Welcome to my first of hopefully many sustainability in running/sports focused blogs. I’m publishing this as part of Earth Day 2020 to raise awareness around issues of sustainability and inspire the small actions that lead to bigger impacts in this field. We’ve all seen them, and we all hate them: the sea of discarded gel wrappers at the end of a race, on the trails or in hedgerows of popular running routes. It doesn’t have to be this way, many gel wrappers are recyclable, or you can stray away from gels altogether. … More Running the Road to Sustainability: Lets talk about Energy Gels and Welcome to my new blog series!

EVERYTHING you need to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22

Want to know more about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22? How does this compare to the GEL-NIMBUS 19, 20 (my old favourite!) or the 21 (definitely not my favourite!)? Tune in for my random running shoe ramblings. This is a non technical, review to cover everything you want to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS family! … More EVERYTHING you need to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22

Parkruns, marathons, triathlons and adventures: my 2019 highlights

I don’t know about you but, 2019 has been a funny year. It’s simultaneously felt like it has flown by, and yet at the same time felt like a never ending year where a lot of stuff has been crammed it. Marathons, triathlons, adventures and adult stuff like buying our first home- 2019 has had it all and picking a top 10 has been tricky so here’s a top 12!   … More Parkruns, marathons, triathlons and adventures: my 2019 highlights

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…

From one newbie to another: my top tips for your first ultra marathon

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