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…

What a week!

It’s race week! The week I have been looking forward to ages….and it’s all gone a bit tits up. I started the week feeling excited, I couldn’t wait to get to the expo and then attend the running awards on Thursday and I’ve been SO excited for race day. I was at my parents on…

1 week till London!

Well- we’re nearly there.  We’ve made it this far and we’re on the final stretch.  This week is all about looking after ourselves and getting to race day feeling rested and confident. My training plan has been going pretty well.  Last week I did my LSR on Monday after cheering at Brighton Marathon on Sunday….

2 weeks till London!

How exciting is that?! Just 2 weeks till London….14 days…..3336 hours……20160 minutes…..you get the idea! Exciting times indeed!  Pre marathon can be equally scary & exciting.  It’s time to taper, relax, look after ourselves and get organised. Firstly: There’s going to be loads of advice flying about over the next 2 weeks about what you…

Reebok Marathon Training Day

On Saturday 4th March I was lucky enough to attend the Reebok Marathon Training Day at Sweatshop, Trump Street. I has to leave early to get to work but I was there for most of the sessions. Shaun Dixon : Running Coach Running your best Marathon There are 35,000+ people running on marathon day but…

3 weeks since Barcelona-3 weeks till London

Week Beginning March 13th My training this week has gone pretty well.  A run was planned for the Tuesday after the marathon but after arriving home from Barcelona late Monday and then a 14 hour day of work on the Tuesday I put it off and didn’t do it till Thursday.  It was just an…

Dancing on the streets of Barcelona

My 11th Marathon …..Marathon #1 of 2017 I got talked into doing this one at New Years and I’m so glad that I went for it.  Having never spent any time in Barcelona before I am now in love with it, it is a fabulous city and I am already missing the Sangria and Tapas….