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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…

Review: Pilates for Runners by Harri Angell

I have never really done Pilates.  I do a bit of yoga and I regularly stretch post run but have never dabbled in Pilates so I was excited when asked to review this book. I have never really done workouts from a book before.  I like classes but due to my work schedule (& prices)…

OOlala : My Oofos

OOFOS shoes are engineered to help your feet recover more quickly from a long day or gruelling run than other footwear. Slip into a pair and you’ll immediately “Feel the OO”. I first heard about Oofos on Twitter as I’d seen some of the running community using them.  We all know after a long run…

Running Stories : Darren Smith

What made you get into running? This is quite well documented on my blog. I suffered from terribly debilitating hypochondria. I was living in New York post 9/11 and my stressful job, expat lifestyle (drinking) and access to doctors 24/7 with wicked insurance ($5 copay for anything I needed) meant any ache and pain suddenly…

The Polar M430

I was excited to be invited along to the launch of the Polar M430 at The Hub in Regents Park. We were given a gift bag upon arrival including a Polar M430 already loaded with our personal information.  We were given a short presentation before heading out with the Polar expert coaches and our new…

Running Stories : Lee Kemp

When I first has the idea of doing this new section of my blog it was inspired by Michele and Lee.  I love hearing how people get into running and what inspires them.  It’s so inspiring to hear.  So here is the second instalment of Running Stories: What made you get into running? I wanted…

GO! by Tobias Mews

“Whether you are looking to find a new challenge on your doorstep, tempt friends to race one another at the weekend or create an epic 7 day challenge, GO! is the ultimate inspirational guide to getting outside and challenging yourself.” You may know Tobias from his previous book ’50 races to do before you die’,…

Reebok Floatride

My time as a Reebok sponsored athlete is up – it’s been an incredible privilege so I thought I’d wrap it up with a blog about the experience. I put my name forward to be part of the Reebok team back in January after being told about it by Darren (@Runnersknees).  I pretty much forgot…

Bath Two Tunnels Half Marathon

This is the longest underground race in the UK, with one of the tunnels being over a mile long.  There are a variety of distant & route options for this race, for the half you can go out through the tunnels & head back over them or get the ‘return ticket’ to go through the…

Running Stories : Michele

After running the Chantry Canter with Michele back in May I was inspired to start this new section on my blog.  I love hearing other peoples running stories, it is so inspiring and motivating to hear other peoples reasons to run so I thought that I would use my blog to share some of those stories.  I aim…

Chantry Canter 2017

After the London Marathon I had a bit of a rest from running.  I was enjoying my rest when on Thursday (May 4th) I got a message from Tash asking me if I fancied a 10 mile run on Sunday.  It didn’t take much persuading and after I’d checked out I could get there on…

The London Marathon 2017

As you may have seen in my previous blog I didn’t have the best week for marathon build up.  On Thursday night/ Friday morning I wasn’t sure I’d make the start line so I was really happy to be getting myself ready for the start of the London Marathon on Sunday morning. I stayed at…