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

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

My first ultra marathon: Race to the King recap 2019

One week on from Race to the King and I’m still on the biggest high. My very first ultra marathon experience, getting to share all the miles and memories with Livvy and what an unforgettable weekend it was! I still can’t believe I ran that far, and I’m in shock at just how much I’m enjoying all this trail running malarkey. … More My first ultra marathon: Race to the King recap 2019

Packing for a running holiday! All the essentials and more

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

Getting to the core of my marathon training: my favourite exercises to help build a stronger core for running

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