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!

Ironman Virtual Race Club: VR3

I’ve decided that it’s time to start stepping out of my comfort zone in the comfort of my own home and I’ll be pushing myself to take on a different challenge each weekend during the lockdown period. This weekend was my first experience of the Ironman Virtual Racing Series and a steep learning curve in balcony running, turbo transitions and mastering multiple bits of tech (which I am useless at)! … More Ironman Virtual Race Club: VR3

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

Big Half Race Recap

On Sunday 1 March thousands of runners took the the streets of London for the Vitality Big Half marathon, a race regarded as the warm up event for the London Marathon later that spring. Starting at Tower Bridge and finishing in the shadow of the Cutty Sark, Greenwich, the route encompasses many of the iconic highlights of the London Marathon. Here is my race recap of my second time at the Big Half. … More Big Half Race Recap

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

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

ASICS EVORIDE vs ASICS GLIDERIDE: a random running rambling review

Want to know more about the new ASICS EVORIDE? Curious as to how this compares to the GLIDERIDE? and what on earth is a toe spring?! Tune in for my very random ramblings about shoes. Warning this is a non-technical review, if like me you’re confused by running shoe jargon, this is the one for you! … More ASICS EVORIDE vs ASICS GLIDERIDE: a random running rambling review

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