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…

Hashtag 01

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’,…