2018 is off to a good start

A belated round up of 2017 and my 2018 race calendar My look back at 2017 This is a bit of a late one.  I usually do this around New Years but things have a been a bit manic for me outside of the running bubble so I haven’t got round to it till now. 2017…

#JoinJen Week 5

January 29th – February 4th : The Final Week This is it! It’s the final week on the #joinjen Jan Challenge. Who can believe this is week 5 of 2018 already? The goal was to demonstrate how easy it can be to add some strengthening and conditioning into your routine that many runners neglect to…

#JoinJen Week 4

January 22nd – 28th Its the penultimate week of the #joinjen Jan Challenge already! I’m glad you all seem to be enjoying it as much as me. Enjoy week 4 xxx Workout Challenge (complete three times this week) 30 crunches with vertical leg 20 squats with shoulder press on rise from squat (with weights) 10…

#JoinJen Week 3

January 15th – 21st It seems spring has come early….for this tree anyway (see image above or left depending on what device you’re on).  It’s gorgeous weather for running and 2018 is off to a pretty good start.  This see’s us entering week 3 of the new year and I hope you are all having…

#JoinJen Week 2

I’m so glad that so many of you are enjoying the #joinjen challenge.  Here is week 2. Enjoy x January 8th – 14th Workout Challenge (complete three times this week) 25 crunches with vertical legs 10 back lunges on each leg (alternate) 15 shoulder presses with weight (use water bottles/cans if you don’t have weights) 20…

#JoinJen Week 1

I decided to do this as I have done a couple of 30 days challenges along with the #ukrunchat community but it always fizzles out towards the end.  Not many of us would complete it (me included) so I thought I’d set my own #JoinJen challenge.  Each week I am setting a workout to complete…

Yorkshire Marathon 2017

This one has been on the calendar for a long time.  There was a lot of chat in the build up to Yorkshire Marathon last year so I got caught in up in the excitement and signed up for the preregistration which was before the 2016 marathon had even taken place.  I love Yorkshire as…

London Marathon Ballot Time…

It’s that time of year again. During the first week of October we’ll all be waiting eagerly for the post to arrive.  Will it be the Yes magazine or the No magazine…with the reject top if you donated your money…I always donate it and the tops do get better every year. We will see people…

Bacchus Half Marathon 2017

Spoiler alert…..I love this race!  I don’t think it’s possible to have so much fun running anywhere else.  I did it last year and knew I’d be back.  The Bacchus Marathon and half marathon at Denbies wine estate was run by Events to Live who, earlier this year, announced they were no longer doing this…

Matterhorn Ultraks 2017

Earlier this year I was given race entry to this as a surprise gift.  It isn’t a race that was on my radar but once I had entry I was super excited to go to Switzerland for the first time and run in the Swiss mountains. Now I love a good challenge but I am…

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There’s a new company on the scene selling sports gear “A new and innovative range of sportswear and lifestyle clothing.  Never settle for second best”.  They sell a range of t shirts, compression gear, hats and more.  They kindly sent me a T-shirt to try out, they have some running t shirts but I opted…